Court rules neo-Nazi who posted hate propaganda not in contempt - thestar.com
I really dislike and disagree with Canada and how they prosecute these hate speech prohibitions. To be truly open and pluralistic a society must allow the liberty of fully free speech, drawing the line only where hate speech incites others to specific violence.
That said, Terry Tremaine is an odious example for others of how not to waste your human capabilities and time on Earth.
VANCOUVER—The Federal Court of Canada has reluctantly ruled that a white supremacist who posted hate propaganda on the Internet is not in contempt of the court, but only on a technicality.
The court’s written ruling notes that Terry Tremaine, a former University of Saskatchewan math lecturer, has a particular hatred for blacks, First Nations people and Jews.
“Mr. Tremaine thinks (or perhaps just wishes) he is better than others because of the colour of his skin,” Federal Court Judge Sean Harrington wrote in the judgment posted on the court’s website this week. “He is a white supremacist.”
“He is also a neo-Nazi. He is virulently anti-Jewish.”
The Canadian Human Rights Commission proved that Tremaine deliberately flaunted a February 2007 order of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal to stop communicating his racist views on the Internet. The tribunal originally fined Tremaine $4,000 for his violations of the Canadian human rights act.