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Overdue for Criminal Charges

I see fascist Canadians shout "Freedom of Speech" here in Canada, but I have a piece of news for you bigots: we don't have that. Hate speech is a criminal offence and some of you are overdue for consequences.

Section 319(2) of the Criminal Code: Wilful promotion of hatred

Every one who, by communicating statements, other than in private conversation, wilfully promotes hatred against any identifiable group is guilty of

(a) an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years; or

(b) an offence punishable on summary conviction. 

We see a lot of violations of this every day in Canada with respect to trans people, but none so more obviously than with the leader of the Purple Bigot's Party of Canada, Maxime Bernier. This man has been actively campaigning and inciting hatred against trans people in Canada, labelling us as "part of an extreme radical evil agenda targeting women and children."

What do you think the goal of that is? He is deliberately dehumanizing us and making it the official position of his party to dismantle our rights and protections under the law. This is wilfully promoting hatred against an identifiable group.

Enough is enough. This storm of hate directed at the trans community needs to stop and needs to stop now. The way it will stop is when those doing it face real consequences for engaging in it. I don't want to hear about chilling speech, hateful rhetoric needs to be chilled. Iced deeply as a matter of fact.

The Hon. David Lametti is the Minister of Justice and the Attorney General of Canada. He has the power to order a criminal investigation into crimes under Section 319(2) and implore you to start communicating with and writing to him. Let him know that we expect our laws to be enforced and that the rights of transgender Canadians to live authentically, and peacefully, remain protected and defended.

It's overdue. Way overdue.

For more information, see the 519's article Canada is not immune!

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