BPC Bulletin: Your Ward News Publisher and Editor Convicted of Promoting Hatred

News Reports and Commentary Selected by Franklin Carter of the Book and Periodical Council’s Freedom of Expression Committee


In January 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.

Two Jewish writers offer different opinions about the ruling.


In NOW, Bernie M. Farber comments:

In The Canadian Jewish News, Michael Taube comments:


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