Parliamentary committee investigates repeal of controvercial law.

The Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights (JUST) held meetings today (details of October 5'th meeting) on the possible repeal of section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act. (Study homepage)

I support this repeal, not only because this section of the law has been abused, but because it is a bad idea. What is or is not "hate speech" is largely political and subjective. Laws which can be abused by people who are made uncomfortable by political speech should not be part of Canadian law. I hope the rumours that the repeal is receiving all party support is correct, and we can quickly remove this bad section of the law.