Submission on Online Hate to the Committee on Justice and Human Rights

10 May 2019

In April 2019, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights embarked on a study regarding online hate.

The EFC made a submission May 10, 2019. Read the nine-page PDF.

The EFC submission was made in response to the study's invitation to Canadian individuals and organizations to express their views on online hate. Particularly, the Committee is seeking Canadians’ views on how potential amendments to the Canadian Human Rights Act, the Criminal Code, or any other act, could help stem the propagation of hateful acts and the enticement of hatred through racism, sexism, antisemitism, islamophobia or homophobia in online platforms.

Earlier in the year, the EFC had joined other groups in calling for this study.