New definition of hate to be included in Liberal bill that might also revive contentious hate speech law
Federal legislation expected to be tabled within weeks will see a new statutory definition of hate and could also see the reincarnation of a controversial hate speech law.
The new definition, part of legislation aimed at tackling online hate content, will be based on previous court decisions and how the Supreme Court has defined hate, said Arif Virani, parliamentary secretary to Justice Minister David Lametti.
But the government has also not ruled out introducing a form of a controversial hate speech law that was widely criticized over free speech rights. The law, Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act, was repealed in 2013 after critics said it amounted to censorship...
Rising debt interest costs further threaten Alberta finances
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Annexation Bill of 1866
The Annexation Bill of 1866 was a bill introduced on July 2, 1866, but never passed in the United States House of Representatives. It called for the annexation of British North America and the admission of its provinces as states and territories in the Union. The bill was sent to committee but never came back, was never voted upon, and did not become law. The bill never came to the United States Senate...
We Cannot Let Fear Be Used To Erode Our Freedom
Throughout history, the playbook of those who sought to take away the freedom of individuals and transform it into their own centralized power has been to use fear to ‘justify’ their actions, hoping to keep people desperate and off balance until it is too late.
WAGNER: The Toronto book that predicted the rise of Western independence, 50 years ago
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Canada checks all 5 boxes for a forthcoming debt crisis.
In their study of 800 years of debt crises, Harvard profs Rogoff & Reinhart identify 5 predictors of them: 1. “Slowing output” 2. “Asset price inflation” 3. “Sustained debt build-ups” 4. “Rising household leverage” 5. “Large current account deficits” Canada checks all 5 boxes.