BPC Bulletin: Federal Government Committee Considers Hateful Expression on the Internet
In Ottawa, a federal government committee is considering ways to stem the tide of hate propaganda and incitement to hatred on the Internet.
The House Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights is chaired and dominated by Liberal MPs. However, Conservative MPs and one New Democratic MP also sit on the committee.
The committee began holding meetings about online hatred on April 11, 2019, and could recommend changes to Canadian law.
Of the many witnesses who have appeared before the committee, some support greater censorship while others oppose it.
Kathleen Harris of CBC News reports:
In the Law Times, Gabrielle Giroday reports:
Marc Montgomery of Radio Canada International reports:
In the National Post, Stuart Thomson reports.
Wallis Snowdon of CBC News reports:
In The London Free Press, Anthony Furey comments:
An editorial writer at Postmedia comments:
In The Post Millennial, Libby Emmons and Barrett Wilson comment:
In The Nelson Daily, David V. Johnson comments:
The official website of Canada’s Parliament provides basic facts about the committee and its work.
This page shows photos of the committee members and displays their party affiliations:
This news release (dated April 11) announces the committee’s intention to investigate online hatred:
This page lists all past committee meetings that were devoted to the discussion of online hatred:
This page displays the 20 written briefs that the committee received from witnesses and the names of all witnesses who appeared before the committee. Scroll down to Information. Click Briefs to gain access to PDF files of the written briefs; click Witnesses to read the names of the witnesses and transcripts of their remarks.
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