Bill Whatcott

Anti-Gay Case Closed: Supreme Court

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.18.2013 | Canada Alberta

OTTAWA - A Saskatchewan anti-gay crusader has lost a bid to have the Supreme Court of Canada re-hear a case in which he was found to have violated hum...

In Canada, Speaking Your Mind is a Crime

Tom Kott | Posted 05.08.2013 | Canada Politics
Tom Kott

The utilitarian belief that individual rights to speak freely are somehow less important than the right of others to not be offended is ludicrous in so many ways. For the top court of the country to support it brings many questions of its legitimacy and effectiveness in protecting the fundamental freedoms that we supposedly enjoy.

Will Saskatchewan Strike a Balance Between Freedoms and Rights?

Ross Macnab | Posted 05.01.2013 | Canada
Ross Macnab

In 1947, the Saskatchewan Legislature passed The Saskatchewan Bill of Rights Act, and the difficult task of balancing freedoms and rights began. The S...

You've Been Robbed By the Supreme Court's Whatcott Decision

Marni Soupcoff | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada
Marni Soupcoff

Dear Supreme Court of Canada, While I personally find Mr. Whatcott's message repugnant, I am nonetheless in favour of his being able to peacefully express his religious and political opinion without being silenced by the government and forced to pay tens of thousands of dollars in damages. (I'm a little like Voltaire that way, though your decision has moved me to blog rather than to put my life on the line.) Canada, which will lose more in the breadth and honesty of public expression and debate as a result of your opinion than you seem to realize.

Anti-Gay Crusader Shot Down By Top Court

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.28.2013 | Canada Alberta

OTTAWA - A Saskatchewan anti-gay crusader says he'll ignore a Supreme Court of Canada ruling that he violated human-rights rules when he distributed p...

Court To Rule On Hate Speech Case

CBC | Posted 04.28.2013 | Canada Alberta

The Supreme Court of Canada is set to release a decision Wednesday morning in a Saskatchewan case that has pitted advocates of free speech against law...

Hate Speech Case Reaches Supreme Court

CBC | Posted 12.11.2011 | Canada Politics

The Supreme Court of Canada on Wednesday heard arguments in the case of a man accused of hate speech for distributing flyers in Saskatchew...