BPC Bulletin: Toronto Publisher and Editor Convicted of Promoting Hatred
On January 24, 2019, the publisher and editor of Toronto’s Your Ward News were convicted in the Ontario Court of Justice of wilfully promoting hatred against Jews and women.
LeRoy St. Germaine and James Sears will be sentenced on April 26. They plan to appeal.
Colin Perkel of the Canadian Press reports:
In The Canadian Jewish News, Paul Lungen reports:
At Vice, Mack Lamoureux reports:
In The Star, Rosie DiManno reports:
In the National Post, Christie Blatchford comments:
In The Globe and Mail, Marcus Gee comments:
At Ryerson University’s Centre for Free Expression, Abbas Kassam comments:https://cfe.ryerson.ca/blog/2019/01/winning-battle-losing-war-your-ward-news-conviction-win-against-hate%C2%A0
At the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, Cara Zwibel comments:
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