Canadians do not have the degree of freedom of speech as persons in the
United States enjoy.
Legislation in Canada follows the British tradition, as do laws in Australia, New
Zealand and some other former colonies. In particular, with a few exceptions, citizens are not allowed to incite or promote hatred,
or advocate or promote genocide against certain specified groups.
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This section is intended to give an overview of hate propaganda legislation in
Canada to a popular audience. Some of the essays are based on the Criminal Code as it existed on
2009-AUG. The law may have since changed. For specific guidance, we recommend that
you obtain an interpretation from a qualified lawyer. Do not rely on these essays to make personal decisions.
Copyright © 2003 to 2013 by Ontario Consultants on Religious
Latest update: 2013-MAR-02
Author: B.A. Robinson