Elmasry and Habib v. Rogers Publishing Ltd. and MacQueen

This complaint before the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal alleged that the publication of an article titled “Why The Future Belongs to Islam” in Maclean’s Magazine and website amounted to discrimination on the basis of religion. The BCCLA intervened in this case and argued for a restrictive application of the Human Rights Code provisions dealing with discriminatory publications, so as to protect freedom of expression. The Tribunal dismissed the complaint, finding that the article did not breach the Human Rights Code and the Tribunal did not have jurisdiction over Maclean’s website.