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Legal Studies
LS 101
Frances Chapman

LS101 – Nov.21 21/11/2007 21:01:00 ← ← HUMAN RIGHTS, CENSORSHIP AND NATIONAL SECURITY ← IN THE CANADIAN CONTEXT ← ← Human Rights • Political rights – hold elections, right to vote, freedom of the press • Economic rights – right to hold private property and make a living o Property rights? • Equality rights – discrimination prevented • Legal Rights – due process etc. ← ← Hate Propaganda – Section 318 • Ernst Zundel – German immigrant, anti-Semitic, Holocaust denier o Charged with spreading false news because of a pamphlet he produced called ‘Did 6 million really die?’ • James Keegstra o high-school teacher from Alberta who was teaching his Gr.9 class that Jews were treacherous, child-killers, power hungry etc. o Supreme Court declared that he violated 2b of the Section but it was justified – Keegstra could NOT spew hate like this ← ← Canada’s Tainted History – Internal Security ← Japanese Canadians and World War II • Put in internment camps and their property was confiscated • It was never questioned whether or not they were a threat or had done anything wrong (some had even been born in Canada but were targe
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