Warman and Lemire v. Canadian Human Rights Commission

This case concerns the constitutionality of the hate speech provisions of the Canadian Human Rights Act. The BCCLA has been granted leave as an intervener and will argue before the Federal Court that extending hate speech provisions to the internet would unduly infringe freedom of expression. The BCCLA takes the position that the internet is a democratic medium where hateful expression should be published so as to provide a forum for its refutation and denunciation.

The BCCLA will be represented by Jason Gratl of Gratl and Associates.