Saturday, February 26, 2022

Canada to Outlaw Bad Thoughts

The hate crime laws are having trouble finding hate crimes, so Canada is expanding them to include suspicions about future hate speech:
A new bill proposed by woke Canadian legislators allows for pre-emptory lawsuits to be filed on the suspicion that someone will someday engage in hate speech, the Citizen Free Press reported.

The long-dead ‘innocent until proven guilty’ standard has now been replaced by ‘guilty until proven innocent.’

According to Bill C-36, all that is required to pursue legal action against potentially hateful opponents is “reasonable grounds,” which, as evidenced over the decades, courts tend to read very broadly.

It says that “a person may, with the Attorney General’s consent, lay an information before a provincial court judge if the person fears on reasonable grounds that another person will commit (a) an offence under section 318 advocating genocide or subsection 319” inciting hate or promoting hatred.

The bill was written to specifically target those who have been deemed to have ‘privilege,’ and would discriminate against protected classes.

It covers “an offence motivated by bias, prejudice or hate based on race, national or ethnic origin, language, color, religion, sex, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other similar factor.”

1 comment:

MikeAdamson said...

"A new bill proposed..." I'm inferring that it's a proposal.