Media and Background on Bill Whatcott’s “Hate Speech” Trials
January 4, 2018
British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal – Dec. 2018
MassResistance, “Bill Whatcott endures terrifying ‘hate speech’ hearing before the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal,” Dec. 15-21, 2018.
John Carpay, “Free speech trampled in the name of human rights,” re: Oger v. Whatcott case, Jan. 1, 2019.
Carpay is president of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, which intervened before the BC Human Rights Tribunal in the Oger v. Whatcott.
WND, “Christian called before 'tribunal' over flyers about transgender candidate,” Dec. 20, 2018.
Arthur Schaper (MassResistance) interviewed on the David Knight Show at InfoWars, Dec. 17, 2018 (at 2 hr. 34 min. mark). Watch here.
Arthur Schaper, "Human Wrongs Perpetrated Against Christians ... in Canada," Town Hall, Dec. 11, 2018.
Dorothy Cummings McLean, “Activist accused of misgendering political candidate stands his ground before human rights tribunal,” LifeSiteNews, Dec. 12, 2018.
Dorothy Cummings McLean and Pete Baklinski, “Activist judge to Christian charged with LGBT ‘hate’ speech: ‘Truth…is simply not relevant’,” LifeSiteNews, June 14, 2018.
CitizenGo Petition supporting Whatcott, “Christian Charged with Hate Crime for Sharing Truth," updated Dec. 9, 2018.
Tessa Vikander, “B.C. Human Rights tribunal rejects request for physical, DNA testing on trans woman in hate-speech case,” StarMetro Vancouver, June 12, 2018.
Cherise Seucharan, “Freedom from discrimination trumps freedom of speech, argues lawyer in case against religious activist,” StarMetro Vancouver, Dec. 14, 2018.
Oger Foundation, “Precedent setting: Tribunal hears Oger v Whatcott hate publication complaint,” Dec. 2018.
June 2018 arrest for $103 million lawsuit charging “hate speech” at 2016 Toronto Gay Pride
MassResistance, “Pro-family activist in Canada under bizarre nationwide arrest warrant – for passing out ‘anti-LGBT’ flyers. Will turn himself in to police,” June 21, 2018. (Includes Canada’s federal “hate speech” definition.)
MassResistance, “Outrageous: Canadian activist Bill Whatcott endured abuse in jail because of his pro-family stand,” June 30, 2018.
Whatcott’s “Gay Zombies” flyer, 2016.
Arthur Schaper, “Bill Whatcott: Canadian Pro-Family Activist an Enemy of the State?” July 3, 2018.
Pete Baklinski, “Gay activists launch $104 million suit against Christian for Preaching at Pride Parade," Aug. 17, 2016.
Toronto CTV News, June 2018, Video from 2016 parade showing nude marchers in front of “zombies”: “Truth warriors handing out "Zombie Safe Sex" packages,”
“Bill Whatcott Distributes Anti-Trans Morgane Oger Flyers Targeting Vancouver-False Creek Voters,” CTV News Vancouver, April 27, 2017.
Background on Canada Law & Homosexual Activism in Canada
Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, "Preserving Canada's Free Society: Transgenderism, Freedom of Expression and Government Coercion," - Explanation of problems with Bill C-16 which in 2017 added "gender identity or expression" to federal Canadian law as a protected characteristic which may not be discriminated against.
Bill C16 added “gender identity or expression” as identifiable group protected from discrimination to federal law in May 2017:
Professor Jordan Peterson & Atty Jared Brown speak against Bill C16 at Senate hearing. May 17, 2017. (1-hour video) - Transcript
Text of Bill C-16 (now law) and background. [Includes history of earlier addition of “sexual orientation” protections to the law.]
- Bill C-16 added references to “gender identity or expression” to two sections of the Canadian Human Rights Act and to two sections of the Criminal Code, one dealing with hate propaganda and the other with sentencing provisions for crimes motivated by hate.
- The term “hatred” has been considered in several Supreme Court of Canada decisions, including R. v. Keegstra:
Hatred is predicated on destruction, and hatred against identifiable groups therefore thrives on insensitivity, bigotry and destruction of both the target group and of the values of our society. Hatred in this sense is a most extreme emotion that belies reason; an emotion that, if exercised against members of an identifiable group, implies that those individuals are to be despised, scorned, denied respect and made subject to ill-treatment on the basis of group affiliation.
Bill Whatcott’s Facebook page
Bill Whatcott’s blog, Free North America
Wikipedia, “Freedom of speech in Canada,”
“Freedom of expression in Canada is not absolute; Section 1 of the Charter allows the government to pass laws that limit free expression so long as the limits are reasonable and can be justified in a free and democratic society.”
2013 Whatcott ruling from Canada Supreme Court
CBC News, “Top court upholds key part of Sask. anti-hate law; Part of rights code section whittled down in case of anti-gay flyers," Feb. 27, 2013,
(Includes brief video with Whatcott’s reaction.) “The court struck down the part of the legislation that includes speech that "ridicules, belittles or otherwise affronts the dignity of any person or class of persons on the basis of a prohibited ground." It found those words are not rationally connected to the objective of protecting people from hate speech. The court left in place the ban on speech that exposes, or tends to expose, persons or groups to hatred.”
Karen Selick, “Supreme Court of Canada ruling a blow to free speech,” Vancouver Sun (op-ed), March 5, 2013.
Karl Gotthardt, Op-Ed: “Canada's Supreme Court redefines hate speech,” DigitalJournal.com, Feb. 28, 2013 (on 2013 Whatcott ruling).
Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) Board Editorial, “Whatcott v. Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission,” 2011. [before it went to Supreme Court] “The vague and amorphous definition of prohibited speech has a chilling effect on the media and the public at large.”
Huffington Post B.C., “Anti-Gay Crusader Goes Undercover At Vancouver Pride Parade, Hands Out Fake Condoms,” Aug. 8, 2014.
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