Canadian Liberal Government Proposes 'Hate Speech' Penalties of $50,000 Fine, One Year Imprisonment


By Cassandra Fairbanks

The Canadian government has proposed legislation to combat “hate speech” and “hate propaganda” that would carry penalties of a $50,000 fine and one year in jail.

The shockingly authoritarian Bill C-36 was announced in a press release from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Department of Justice on Wednesday.

“Canadians expect to be safe and free from hate speech and hate crimes, online and offline. The Government of Canada is committed to keeping all Canadians safe, while also protecting their rights and freedoms,” the press release states.

To fight “hate speech” the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada introduced amendments to the Criminal Code, the Canadian Human Rights Act, and the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

“Too many people and communities in Canada are harmed and victimized by hate speech, which is often amplified and spread online. Online hate can turn into offline hate with devastating impacts on communities and families. We have a responsibility to victims to take action to combat hate online and continue to build a more inclusive Canada,” the statement continued.

The bill seeks to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act to “define a new discriminatory practice of communicating hate speech online, and to provide individuals with additional remedies to address hate speech,” add a definition of “hatred” to section 319 of the Criminal Code based on Supreme Court of Canada decisions, and “create a new peace bond” in the Criminal Code designed to prevent hate propaganda offences and hate crimes from being committed, and make related amendments to the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

The Department of Justice says this bill will be “complemented” by a regulatory framework to tackle “harmful content” online.

“Canadians expect their government to take action against hate speech and hate crimes. These legislative changes would improve the remedies available to victims of hate speech and hate crimes, and would hold individuals accountable. The actions we are taking today will help protect the vulnerable, empower those who are victimized and hold individuals to account for the hatred they spread online,” Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti said.

The summary of the bill defines “hate” as “the emotion that involves detestation or vilification and that is stronger than dislike or disdain … For greater certainty, the communication of a statement does not incite or promote hatred, for the purposes of this section, solely because it discredits, humiliates, hurts or offends.”

“The bill would allow individuals or groups to file hate speech complaints with the Canadian Human Rights Commission, which would be empowered to order perpetrators to cease communications or, in some cases, to pay monetary compensation and penalties,” according to a report from CP24.

Breitbart News reports that “if a complaint against an accused person is ‘substantiated,’ the defendant may be ordered to pay up to $70,000 in penalties divided into two components. The first component would be a payment of ‘compensation’ of up to $20,000 (CAD) ‘for any pain and suffering that the victim experienced’ as a function of ‘hate propaganda’ or ‘hate speech.’ The second component is a fine, up to $50,000 (CAD), paid to the federal government.”

The guilty party would then be forced to “enter into a recognizance to keep the peace and be of good behavior for a period of [12 to 24 months].”

If they fail to comply, it could result in imprisonment of up to 12 months.

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24 responses to “Canadian Liberal Government Proposes ‘Hate Speech’ Penalties of $50,000 Fine, One Year Imprisonment”

  1. Russ says:

    Justin Trudeau Castro? What would you expect from a Castro? Communist tyranny.

  2. citizen9 says:

    Canada has Fallen. USA is next. Do not forget Americans. The same battle is being fought in all Western Nations. UK stood up against Globalism FIRST with Brexit. You are late to the party… just like WW2. The worlds Free people Need the USA to WIN. If this WTO, WHO, U.N. European Union Style Government takes AMERICA, it is ALL OVER. Is this the Generation that will Kill Freedom ? It is in CANADA.

  3. Vercuric says:

    God help us.

  4. Krakos says:

    The herd needs to be culled. I know we can’t do it. I know it’s morally wrong. Unfortunately there are things that just need to be done that can’t be done. But conversely what they are doing in Canada and here in the USA is morally wrong and in most instances illegal or against our constitution. I dont know Canadien law to comment on their B.S.

  5. UppityG says:

    Wow Canada, you have hard core marxists in your govt and they’ve all but put up a neon sign saying so. You need to recall Trudeau and everyone else who’s doing this nonsense. If you don’t, America will have to build a northern border wall. Well, a better one than what we have at the south as of today. When Trump gets back in office, we’ll get it finished.

  6. BrownShadow says:

    So I’m in Alberta, I’ve been in a waiting list for a green card for 8 more years of what I was told was 10 year process . I’m not going to last up here. Is there any way to fast track outside of marriage? I don’t want that to be a reason. But seriously, maybe I should fill for refugee status, claim persecution from Government. Is anyone hiring Canadians? Or are we too White? Hell I’ll pick fruit for all I care, just so long as I can be free! God Bless America!!!

  7. Kelliem says:

    Sweet jezaaaaz ….. I live in this country.

  8. MM6D says:

    This is fucking insane. Literally going to jail because you said something mean to someone? I didn’t know Canada was this fucked.

  9. Burghlarmurray says:

    Thought crime eh?

  10. tobie.lepine says:

    hate speech in canada is defined as speech the governement hates … its all to ban any dessidance against the liberals …

  11. KP67s says:

    The “feelsbadman” moment as a Canadian.

    Oh wait, I felt that when my country voted Trudeau in for a second term.

  12. BxIrish says:

    I always wondered why the US didn’t just absorb canada. Now I get it.

  13. ManXBearXPig says:

    This is very depressing but not surprising. Canadians will bend over for this just like they did for bill c 10. RIP Canada.

  14. jerkyigitoz@gmail.com says:

    Let me guess….hate crimes towards white don’t count as hate crimes?

  15. 51773 says:

    This is really good reporting, it would be great if Tim pool kept the promises he made in the launch video of the record breaking SCNR / Subverse wefunder and delivered this kind of reporting there as well. Maybe then all those investors wouldn’t feel like they were lied to.

  16. FergusonRage says:

    Precrime is next.