CJN: A win in the fight against defamatory hate speech

"An important ruling was handed down recently by Ontario Superior Court Judge Shaun Nakatsuru that is sure to have a major impact on hatemongers," writes Bernie Farber, Chair of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network in a piece for the Canadian Jewish News. 

"Until this ruling came down, it was unclear if defamation suits could be brought against people who spew racist rants that target an individual, at least in Ontario.

Thanks to one brave Canadian Muslim, Mohamad Fakih, so-called “free-speech” advocates no longer have free reign to spew hateful abuse and then invoke Ontario’s anti-SLAPP (strategic lawsuit against public participation) legislation, as a shield for their racist histrionics."

Read more: http://www.cjnews.com/perspectives/opinions/farber-a-win-in-the-fight-against-defamatory-hate-speech