Crime of hurt feelings – We may be a less free nation tomorrow

Free speech decision comes tomorrow

Canada’s Supreme Court will rule on a free speech case tomorrow. The case involves Bill Whatcott, a free speech activist and outspoken critic of homosexuality. In 2001 and 2002 Whatcott was handing out flyers that used blunt language to criticize homosexuality. Four people who received the flyers complained to the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission “alleging that the material in them ‘promotes hatred against individuals because of their sexual orientation’ in violation of s. 14(1)(b) of the Code.”