In 2003, serial plaintiff Richard Warman filed a Section 13 complaint against Marc Lemire for postings on the Freedomsite message board.  None of the posting complained about were written or approved by Marc Lemire, but because he was the webmaster of the message board, the CHRC is trying to hold him liable.

In 2005, Lemire challenged the constitutionality of Section 13 and 54 of the Canadian Human Rights Act as an egregious censorship provision severely limiting freedom of speech and thought.

The case against Lemire dragged on for 4 years before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, and before the Federal Court of Canada, where the CHRC was forced to admit they spy on Canadian and American websites.

Since Marc Lemire and his courageous lawyer Barbara Kulaszka went to work, the entire landscape of Section 13 censorship has changed.

On Sept 2, 2009, the Human Rights Tribunal fully acquitted Marc Lemire, and refused to apply Section 13 due to its unconstitutional provisions.

On June 27, 2014, Section 13 has been officially repealed in Canada and wiped from the laws of Canada.

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Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act is Canada's shameful internet censorship provision.

Section 13 makes it an offence to "likely" "expose" privileged groups to "hatred and/or contempt." There are NO defences under Section 13!  Even truth and intent are considered irrelevant to a finding of discrimination.

The law was enacted in 1977 in order to silence a man named John Ross Taylor for messages he recorded onto his telephone answering machine.  In the intervening 32 years, not a single person who has been hauled up on Section 13 charges has ever been acquitted - a 100% conviction rate.

Mainstream media outlets, from Victoria to Halifax, have demanded a repeal of Section 13 and denounced the human rights industry. Editorials commonly refer to the Tribunal as a "kangaroo court," and highlight how 'human rights' commissions  "threaten our liberty."

The Parliament of Canada has voted to repeal Section 13 via a private members bill - Bill C-304. It passed the Senate of Canada on June 26, 2013 and received Royal Assent that evening.

Bill C-304 officially came into "force and effect" on June 27, 2014 which finally ended over three decades of deplorable censorship in Canada.

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Sept 9, 2014: Fight for your free speech against out of control Libel Laws in Canada

August 1, 2014: MARK STEYN: Complaining about Insufficient Complaints

July 29, 2014: The Obituary of CHRC Censorship [Part 3] Section 13 Goes Mainstream: The Mark Steyn / Macleans Case

June 29, 2014: The Obituary of CHRC Censorship [Part 2]: Modus Operandi of the CHRC: "simple forced deletion of the message"

June 26, 2014: Section 13 is Officially Repealed: The Obituary of CHRC Censorship [Part 1]

March 27, 2014: Day 4 of the Baglow v. Smith & Fourniers Defamation Hearing: Lawyer Outs Himself!

March 26, 2014: Day 3 of the Baglow v. Smith & Fourniers Defamation Hearing: More Baglow testimony and alleged spoliation of evidence

March 25, 2014: Day 2 of the Baglow v. Smith & Fourniers Defamation Hearing: Baglow testifies and hearing delayed due to medical problems

March 24, 2014: Day 1 of the Baglow v. Smith & Fourniers Defamation Hearing

March 19, 2014: FREEDOMINION: Defamation Law is strangling the Internet

March 19, 2014: The Fight for Freedom in Alberta - Support Motion 502

Feb 12, 2014: 1999 - The Battle of Vancouver - Douglas Christie faces down a mob of rabid loonies [Douglas Christie Memorial Video Archive]

Feb 5, 2014: Defamation Laws in Canada are Nuts w/ Connie Fournier and Free speech double standards by Brian Lilley

Feb 4, 2014: Blogosphere Comments on the Court of Appeals disgraceful decision on Section 13 - Internet Censorship

Feb 4, 2014: Court of Appeals rules that Internet Censorship via Section 13 is great! Court of Appeals rules that Internet Censorship via Section 13 is great!

Feb 3, 2014: NATIONAL POST: Court finds Internet hate speech law Section 13 to be constitutionally valid, doesn't violate freedom of expression

Feb 2 2014: Support FreeDominion ... Just BEEcause

Jan 24, 2014: 1991 - Doug Christie on CBCs 'On The Line' - debating Freedom of Speech for Teachers [Douglas Christie Memorial Video Archive]

Jan 13, 2014: Doug Christie debates freedom of speech on CBC's "Petrie in Prime" from 1993 [Douglas Christie Memorial Video Archive]

Dec 12, 2013: Edmonton Police Jihad: "anyone should feel welcome and included in the EPS" except for those "Kikes," Muslims and Native "Red-Skinned" "Animal" and "Retarded Chugs"

Dec 10, 2013: Even video games now are full of NSA, FBI, GCHQ and other government spooks -- Sort of like "Hate" Websites with Police turning tricks as Hookers to get to 'White Power Island'

Nov 10, 2013: Federal Court Appeal Docs: A devastating critique of Canada's Internet censorship laws (Memorandum of Fact and Law of the Appellant Marc Lemire)

Nov 8, 2013: Lemire Appeal against Internet Censorship set to be heard on November 14, 2013

Oct 2, 2013: Doug Christie exposes the attacks on freedom in Canada from 'Ritual Defamation' to Impact Prosecutions

Sept 20, 2013: Douglas Christie comments on the 1998 Controversy about Internet Freedom (Bernard Klatt case)

Sept 14, 2013: Doug Christie at the Sheraton Centre on Book Burning and an Out of Control State Tyranny (1998)

Sept 7, 2013: Doug Christie: Free Speech is the Issue! (1997)

Aug 30, 2013: Ernst Zundel Meets Doug Christie and Keltie Zubko for first time - 1984 [Douglas Christie Memorial Video Archive]

Aug 23, 2013: Doug Christie Message to the CLR: Hammers CSIS, Police, CHRC and other Enemies of Freedom (1997) [Douglas Christie Memorial Video Archive]

Aug 18, 2013: Doug Christie exposes CSIS Agent Grant Bristow and the whitewash "Heritage Front Affair" Report (1995) [Douglas Christie Memorial Video Archive]

Aug 9, 2013: Doug Christie speaks in Great Britain on the importance of freedom around the world (1995) [Douglas Christie Memorial Video Archive]

Aug 8, 2013: NP: From Quebec, another human-rights-commission farce

Aug 2, 2013: Doug Christie Speaks in New Brunswick on the importance of freedom (1988) [Douglas Christie Memorial Video Archive]

July 29, 2013: Doug Christie on BBC's '5th Column' exposing the Fraud of so-called "War Crimes Trials" (1990) [Douglas Christie Memorial Video Archive]

July 20, 2013: Doug Christie Speaks on the loss of Freedom of Thought in Canada (1986) [Douglas Christie Memorial Video Archive]

July 14, 2013: Doug Christie on Freedom of Religion in Canada and the Malcolm Ross Case (1995) [Doug Christie Video Memorial Archive]

July 4, 2013: Doug Christie on building a secure and free community for freedom minded citizens [Douglas Christie Memorial Video Archive]

July 3, 2013: Section 13 Repeal - What does it mean for Victims of Section 13? NO new Section 13 cases, but for those currently caught by Section 13. It’s all out WAR!

July 2, 2013: LEVANT: Orwellian law toast - Section 13 of the human rights act was a utopian strategy that tried to regulate human emotions

June 30, 2013: [VIDEO] Doug Christie on Freedom of Speech in Canada (1991) [Doug Christie Video Memorial Archive]

June 27, 2013: Section 13 has been REPEALED! Media coverage and CCLA Testimony at Senate Committee

June 26, 2013: BREAKING NEWS: Section 13 has been Repealed! Bill C-304 passed Third Reading in the Senate

June 26, 2013: Section 13 Repeal Update: Senate Holds Hearings on Bill C-304 [VIDEO: Storseth's Testimony]

June 24, 2013: [CdA] Senate Leader Marjory LeBreton needs our help to Repeal Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act

June 21, 2013: Doug Christie Appears before the Supreme Court of Canada in the Malcolm Ross Case - Nov 1 1995 [Doug Christie Video Memorial Archive]

June 18, 2013: Breaking News on Section 13: Conservatives finally shut down the Liberal abuse of the rules on Bill C-304. A vote on Bill C-304 is imminent

June 14, 2013: Doug Christie Speaks at Open Space Victoria BC Nov 14 1985 [Doug Christie Video Memorial Archive]

June 9, 2013: Support Marc Lemire's Freedom of Speech Legal Defense Fund to Strike Down Section 13: "Why Marc Lemire Must Challenge Constitutionality of A Law That May Be Repealed"

June 7, 2013: Doug Christie Speaks about Freedom & Zundel Appeal - Jan 25, 1986 [Doug Christie Video Memorial Archive]

June 4, 2013: Why Marc Lemire Must Challenge Constitutionality of A Law That May Be Repealed [PLEASE SUPPORT FREEDOM]

May 28, 2013: [VIDEO] Doug Christie on Webster TV show (Debate on Freedom of Speech & Zundel hearings) [Doug Christie Video Memorial Archive]

May 24, 2013: Fight Internet Censorship -- Support Marc Lemire's Freedom of Speech Legal Defense Fund to Strike Down Section 13

May 24, 2013: Douglas Christie Video Archive - Weekly Shows

May 23. 2013: [VIDEO] Doug Christie Debates Human Rights Hack on the Cherington TV show June 1984

May 22, 2013: Repeal Section 13 today! Contact your Senator [Full Background on why Section 13 needs to be repealed]

May 21, 2013: Why is it okay for the Government to Discriminate, but not Ordinary Canadians? The Marc Lemire Case

May 12, 2013: [VIDEO] Doug Christie Crash Landing & Doug Christie on "Crossfire" 1985

May 12, 2013: Senator Doug Finley - Rest in Peace (Sponsor of Bill C-304 in the Senate) July 25, 1946 - May 11, 2013

April 30, 2013: CCLA & CAFE Granted Intervener Status for Federal Court of Appeals review of Internet Censorship Law [Section 13]

April 20, 2013: HRC: What's Up with Bill C-304? [Contact the Senate today!]

April 17, 2013: FBI intercepts and impersonation of Cell Towers [Secrets of FBI Smartphone Surveillance Tool Revealed in Court Fight]

April 13, 2013: CHRC 2012 Annual Report shows Section 13 is literally dead. (Complaints - Received and Accepted by CHRC a total of **2** in 3+ years)

April 9, 2013: Canadian Civil Liberties Association Applies for Intervener Status in the Lemire Constitutional Challenge of Sec. 13 Internet Censorship

April 3, 2013: Emotional Farewell for Free Speech Warrior Douglas Christie in Toronto

April 2, 2013: Mourning the Death of Freedom of Expression and Her Great Defender [Douglas Christie]

March 23, 2013: Ernst Zundel presents the Golden Eagle to Douglas Christie (Doug Christie Memorial Video)

March 22, 2013: Groan and Wail: Free-speech 'zealot' Doug Christie

March 22, 2013: Priest Hails Free Speech Warrior Doug Christie as a "Saint"

March 18, 2013: Lost Doug Christie tapes. A great story on a prison riot that Doug Christie Helped Stop

March 17, 2013: A very moving tribute to Doug Christie and freedom by Christopher di Armani

March 15, 2013: The Funeral of Douglas H. Christie - Canada's greatest freedom defender (March 15, 2013) [Videos + Pictures] ** MUST VIEW

March 14, 2013: Douglas Christie obituary

March 13, 2013:

March 11, 2013:

March 6, 2013: Canada = Absurdistan: Whatcott is guilty of "Hate Speech" for criticism of "sodomites", YET Government Agencies REFUSE to even allow Homosexuals to Donate Blood or Organs

March 5, 2013: Supreme Court Fossils rule that "Truth is no Defence!" ... Even tho not a single Government Expert Witness Agreed!

March 2, 2013: CHRT 'Judge' Who slammed Richard Warman - Assigned to Marc Lemire case

February 27, 2013: [TIMES COLONIST] Victoria lawyer Doug Christie, who defended Zundel and Keegstra, is dying | [AUDIO] John Gormley Live - Douglas H. Christie, Lawyer and Activist

February 26, 2013: Doug Christie: In his own Words (Immortal freedom fighter and hero)

February 25, 2013: Update on Doug Christie's Medical Condition from his wife Keltie Zubko

February 25, 2013: Doug Christie Very Ill, Suspends his Legal Practice [National PUTZ article]

February 24, 2013: SUN: Kangaroo courts waste tax dollars, time

[CELL PHONE TAPPING] As Secretive "Stingray" Surveillance Tool Becomes More Pervasive, Questions Over Its Illegality Increase

[CdA] Marc Lemire Case Update - February 14, 2013

February 13, 2013: Lemire Files Devastating Legal Brief on Section 13 and the Corruption of the CHRC to the Court of Appeals

February 12, 2013: [VIDEO] Ezra Levant: Ethical 'Jihad' against Section 13 - Canada's Internet Censorship Legislation

[VIDEO] Brian Lilley: Restoring Freedom [Repeal Section 13 Now!]

February 8, 2013: We need to push the Senate to Repeal Section 13. Contact Your Senator About Bill C-304: Let's Get a Move On!

February 7, 2013: Section 13(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act Abolished? [Write your Senator NOW!]

Jan 29, 2012: Federal Court Rules: CHRC will get their fiendish wish; Lemire has to fight on two fronts in two courts. Marc Lemire now has to fight against Section 13 at the Court of Appeals and against a lifetime gag order at the “Human Rights” Tribunal

Dec 30, 2012: Richard Warman's 'Maximum Disruption' Approach: Defamation Suits, Criminal Complaints, Section 13 cases and even Copyright Act lawsuits

Dec 18, 2012: CHRC: Gag Lemire Now - Who cares whether or not Section 13 is constitutional?

Dec 11, 2012: NATIONAL POST: Kill the human rights commissions (before they kill our freedoms)

Nov 22, 2012: The Marc Lemire Internet Free Speech Case: A Bitter Grudging Partial Victory in Lemire Case

Nov 8, 2012: Muslim Hate Speech and Arthur Topham: The deception of "Hate Speech" Laws [+ VIDEO of Doug Christie and Ezra Levant on SunTV]

Nov 4, 2012: Marc Lemire Appeals outrageous ruling by the Federal Court on Section 13 censorship.  Judge makes multiple errors and fails to mention he was a key player at DoJ who passed legislation which applied Section 13 to the internet!

Oct 16, 2012: Mediation in the Lemire Case: The Federal Court gets it all wrong

Oct 5, 2012: Lucy 'Looses': Penalty Provisions Struck Down in 'Human Rights' Censorship Law -- Richard Warman asked for a penalty against Lemire at the Tribunal - And the Federal Court stuck down the entire penalty provision! Warman 0 - Lemire 1.

Oct 4, 2012:  DECISION The Federal Court of Canada's decision in the Marc Lemire case.  Strikes down penalty provision, but upholds Section 13

Oct 4, 2012: [VIDEO] Ezra Levant and Chris Schafer discuss the Federal Court Ruling in Lemire case

Oct 3, 2012: BREAKING: Federal Court Rules in Lemire case. Some good news and some bad news: Wacky ruling by Federal Court sends the Marc Lemire case back to the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal for a declaration on Section 13 but invalidates the Penalty Provisions

Sept 7, 2012: Criminal Case against Terry Tremaine for Spreading "Hate" - STAYED by Sask Court

Aug 25, 2012: Ottawa Was Justified in Sending the Komagata Maru Back to India

Aug 14, 2012: Big Brother: TrapWire Mass Surveillance Spy Network Operating in Canada recently released documents from WikiLeaks indicate. TrapWire is a Minority Report-like, global facial-recognition surveillance system designed to spy on American's (and now Canadians)

July 28, 2012: Gay Man takes on "Human Rights" Commissions in Xtra! Magazine: "Speaking Freely"

July 10, 2012: [RoadKill Radio News] Interview with Marc Lemire: Canada Attacks Free Speech with Entrapment and Intimidation and the fall of Section 13

July 4, 2012: Senator Findley Speaks in the Senate on the Abuses of the Canadian Human Rights Commission

June 27, 2012: TECHDIRT "Canadian Court Issues Triple-Whammy Ruling In Favor Of Free Speech And Commentary Online" (Richard Warman vs Mark & Connie Fournier)

June 7, 2012: NATIONAL POST: Good riddance to Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act

June 6, 2012: Parliament Votes to Repeal Section 13!

April 25, 2012: [VIDEO] JUST hearing on Bill C-304 with Testimony by MP Brian Storseth

April 24/12: April 24th - A bad day for Section 13 Censorship! Parliament committee and Mark Steyn - STEYNAMITE

April 19/12: OTTAWA CITIZEN: Immigrants get priority over 'white' Canadians for Ottawa's public housing, human rights complaint alleges

April 5/12: The "Native" Discount Alive and Well in Cana-DUH

April 3/12: Alberta judge upholds 'truth about homosexuality' activist's free speech rights

March 13/12: National Post: "If you were prime minister, what law would you pass?" -- SCRAP THE CHRC!

Feb 28/12: HERALD: Hate speech clause in human rights act may be history ("Abolish Section 13")

Feb 27/12: Possession of a dangerous crayon [WTF is going on in Canada!!!] Waterloo Police Freak out over a 4 year olds cartoon about shooting "monsters"

Feb 23/12: EFF: Canada's C-11 Bill and the Hazards of Digital Locks Provisions

Feb 20/12: CATHOLIC REGISTER: Section 13 of human rights act one step closer to being repealed

Feb 16/12: [VIDEO] Ezra Levant & MP Kerry-Lynne Findlay On Why Section 13 Will Die

Feb 16/12: [VIDEO] Second vote on Bill C-304 (An Act to strip the censorship powers from the CHRC)

Feb 15/12: Bill C-304 Passes Second Reading! One more nail in the Section 13 coffin

Feb 15/12: [VIDEO] Bill C-304 - Second Reading in House of Commons to strip CHRC of Section 13 censorship (hour long debate in HoC)

Feb 14/12: GLOBAL NEWS: Fight to repeal hate speech law brings together unlikely allies | Stand Up For Freedom Canada: Bill C-304 vote today - Contact your MP

Feb 10/12: Section 13 censorship to be discussed in Parliament. Bill C-304 coming to a vote Feb 15 (debate Feb 14, 2012)

Jan 28/12: Conservative MP Storseth asks for support on Section 13 repeal

Jan 24/12: Salim Mansur: Repeal Section 13 Censorship

Jan 19/12: [VIDEO] John Robson & Martin Collacott: Is Immigration Harming Canada?

Jan 14/12: Brian Lilley: Government Bureaucrats Gone Wild (Canada's crazy firearms laws)

Dec 20/11: Canadian Human Rights Commission ARE LIKE THE NAZIS! Kulaszka was right to make the comparison

Dec 17/11: TORONTO STAR: Free speech is the key

Dec 15/11: [VIDEO] Marc Lemire on Ezra Levant's The Source on Section 13 censorship. Plus Chris Schafer of the Canadian Constitution Foundation

Dec 15/11: Human Rights Commission's Attempt to Save Internet Censorship Law Is "Like Putting Lipstick on a Pig" -- Kulazska Says

Dec 14/11:  Live Blogging of the Section 13 Lemire hearing (click here to follow the case live on the internet)

Dec 12/11: The Fall of Section 13 Censorship: Information on the Upcoming Lemire case (Address of hearing, live blogging, parties, judge, etc)

Dec 8/11: The FATE of Section 13 to be decided in Federal Court - December 13-14, 2011

Dec 6/11: FLYER: The Marc Lemire Appeal at the Federal Court of Canada, December 13-14, 2011

Dec 4/11: Support the Marc Lemire Appeal - The best chance ever to defeat Section 13 Censorship!

Nov 30/11: DISMANTLING TYRANNY: The Marc Lemire Case 80 pages - $15 [more info...]

Nov 25/11: [VIDEO] Bill C-304 - Second Reading in House of Commons to strip CHRC of Section 13 censorship

Nov 24/11: Catholic Civil Rights League: Dump censorship of Section 13 | CATHOLIC REGISTER: Toss Section 13!

Nov 21/11: PEN Canada endorses Conservative MP's bill to repeal section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act

Nov 21/11: LEVANT: No More Witch Hunts: Persecuted sure to win reprieve from ridiculous, costly hate laws

Nov 17/11: VIDEO: MP Brian Storseth on Bill C-304 (An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act (protecting freedom)

Nov 16/11: BREAKING: Over 20 Conservative MPs come out to support the Repeal of Section 13

Nov 16/11: Wild Rose MP Blake Richards Press Release: FLAWED 'SECTION 13' A DANGER TO EXPRESSION AND HAS TO GO

Nov 15/11: The NDP gets it all wrong on Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act [Letter from Chris Charlton, MP Hamilton Mountain, Chief Opposition Whip]

Nov 1/11: Great News: Toronto area Conservative MP Corneliu Chisu supports Free Speech and Bill C-304 (An Act to remove the censorship powers from the fanatical CHRC)

Oct 21/11: [VIDEO] Ezra Levant & Alan Shanoff On The SCC's Crookes v. Newton Hyperlink Libel Decision

Oct 20/11: Good news for FREEDOM! Hyper-linking on Internet is NOT Libel

Oct 19/11: We have a right to free speech - despite the CHRC dismissing freedom as an "American concept"

Oct 5/11: Scrap Section 13! Leave it to the Criminal Code alone (Windsor Star) | Calgary's Bishop Henry supports bill to curb controversial Section 13 | LEVANT: PM's chance to defend freedom of speech

Oct 3/11: [VIDEO] Ezra Levant: Get Rid Of Section 13

Sept 30/11: Bill C-304 - An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act (protecting freedom)

June 3/11: Documents referred to by Marc Lemire during the Ezra Levant’s ‘The Source’ Interview

June 3/11: Marc Lemire on Ezra Levant's 'The Source' Discussing Censorship & Section 13

May 26, 2011: One Year without Section 13 … and the sky has not fallen! The “perfect storm” is here to rid Canada of censorship legislation

Sept 18, 2009: Why did the CHRC attack Marc Lemire? Was it really to silence a critic and shut down his website?

Sept 4, 2009: Statement by Marc Lemire on the Tribunals decision to declare Section 13 as unconstitutional and the "AIDS Secrets" article

 

Section 13 found unconstitutional in Lemire case

Final Decision of the Tribunal [PDF]

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