SELECTED CASE LAW
In 2013 QCCQ 4285, Mr. C, a 27-year-old previous criminal offender and admitted leader within the Montreal branch of the KKK, was found guilty of spreading hate propaganda through comments made on Youtube. From his online account, he subscribed to Youtube accounts which negatively portrayed people who were Jewish, Muslim, gay and lesbian, or of color. His Youtube account was shut down due to the violent nature of his comments, which included hateful comments and photos of Hitler and Nazi insignia. His home was decorated with Nazi and white supremacist propaganda. Mr. C claimed his comments were made in bad taste but not intended to spread hate. However, the court found his comments, especially considering their repetitive nature, to be made out of contempt and with the intent to spread hatred as op-posed to being the product of healthy, public discussion. He was found guilty of hate propaganda and sentenced to 11 months incarceration.
Also see: 2013 QCCQ 4286 (Trial).
Criminal Offence(s): Hate Propaganda