By Sam Pinto
On June 11, 2015, CJFE hosted "Criminalizing Hate: The limits of Speech in Canada," a public debate on hate speech legislation in Canada. Four law and civil rights experts debated whether or not Canada’s existing laws are necessary in our democratic society, and what effects they have on our right to free expression.
The debate addressed the following resolution:
BE IT RESOLVED that Canada's hate speech laws are necessary.
Speakers in Favour:
On June 11, 2015, CJFE hosted a public debate on the limits of free speech and the necessity of hate speech legislation in Canada. The debate addressed the following questions:
Bernie Farber and David Butt defended the resolution while Clayton Ruby and Sukanya Pillay argued against it, moderated by Julian Sher.
Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (EST)
Ann Cavoukian, Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario
Wilf Dinnick, Founding Editor and CEO of OpenFile
Jesse Brown, technology affairs critic, Macleans.ca & Toronto Life magazine