hate speech

New Precedent Established in Hate Speech Punishments, Following B’nai Brith Advocacy

February 25, 2021 TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada’s advocacy has just helped change the game and pave the way for harsher sentencing in hate-speech cases in this country. Last year, our organization provided testimony in court during the trial of Matthew Wasikiewicz and Kyle Kroeplin of Burlington, Ont. – who were accused of plastering antisemitic and …

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B.C. Hatemonger Sentenced for Breach of Probation

November 22, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada QUESNEL, B.C. – Convicted B.C. hatemonger Arthur Topham has been sentenced to a 30-day conditional sentence plus three years probation, after failing to comply with the terms of his previous probation. Friday’s sentencing comes a month after Topham had been found guilty of breach of probation, following a prior conviction for wilfully …

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B.C. Man Found Guilty Again after Inciting Hatred against Jews

October 18, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada QUESNEL, B.C. – A B.C. man has been found guilty of breach of probation, following a prior conviction for wilfully promoting hatred against Jews in 2017. Arthur Topham was first charged in 2012, after he had called for Jews to be forcibly sterilized, claimed that Canada is “controlled by the Zionist Jew lobby,” …

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High Schoolers Chant “The Jews Are Our Dogs” at Mississauga Anti-Israel Rally

July 8, 2020 B’nai Brith Canada MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – B’nai Brith Canada has filed a hate-crimes complaint with Peel Regional Police after protesters chanted hateful antisemitic slogans at an anti-Israel protest just west of Toronto. Last Saturday, about 100 protesters gathered at Celebration Square in downtown Mississauga, ostensibly to condemn Israel’s potential extension of sovereignty to communities east of the Green …

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Hate Rag Publisher Sentenced to 12 Months of House Arrest

August 29, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – The publisher of the antisemitic Your Ward News hate rag has been sentenced to 12 months of house arrest. Justice Richard Blouin ruled that publisher LeRoy St. Germaine must serve a 12-month conditional sentence — consecutive six-month terms — for wilful promotion of hatred against Jews and women. He will not be behind bars, …

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B’nai Brith Applauds Maximum Sentence for Your Ward News Editor

August 22, 2019 B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – B’nai Brith Canada is satisfied with the sentence imposed Thursday on the editor of an antisemitic and misogynistic Toronto publication. In January, Your Ward News editor James Sears and publisher LeRoy St. Germaine were convicted of two counts each of wilful promotion of hatred, against both Jews and women, for their involvement with the Your Ward News hate rag. …

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Editor, Publisher of “Your Ward News” Found Guilty of Promoting Hatred Against Jews, Women

Jan. 24, 2019 By Daniel Koren Manager, Media Relations & Communications B’nai Brith Canada TORONTO – James Sears and Leroy St. Germaine, the editor and publisher of racist, antisemitic and misogynistic newspaper Your Ward News, have been convicted of wilful promotion of hatred against Jews and women. On Thursday, the two men were found guilty in …

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Tell Amazon to Stop Selling Hate Paraphernalia

B’nai Brith Canada has been urging Amazon to better monitor the types of products being offered for sale on their website. Amazon is the world’s largest online marketplace, and as such, the defacto choice for many holiday shoppers. Those shoppers deserve not to be confronted with items bearing messages of hate, racism and antisemitism while …

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