supreme court: And then it was only thanks to some bold and daring citizens bringing forward complaints that the law was upheld by the Supreme Court, according to NOW Magazine. Now, thanks to Mohamad Fakih, we have a ruling that permits those targeted by hate speech to use Canada's defamation law to protect themselves against racist attacks. It took years for Canada to develop its hate propaganda laws, which are criminally based with a high bar of proof. Fakih grew up in Beirut during the Lebanese civil war. To escape the sectarian violence, Fakih immigrated to Canada shortly after a visit in 1998, eventually purchasing a small restaurant at Dixie and Eglinton in Mississauga. His mother was a victim of a bombing in the capital. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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