An Act to amend the Criminal Code (hate propaganda)

This bill was previously introduced in the 41st Parliament, 1st Session.

Sponsor

Irene Mathyssen  NDP

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Introduced, as of Oct. 16, 2013

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Summary

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This enactment amends the Criminal Code to expand the definition of “identifiable group” in relation to hate propaganda to include any section of the public distinguished by sex.

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Criminal Code
Routine Proceedings

September 23rd, 2011 / 12:05 p.m.
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NDP

Irene Mathyssen London—Fanshawe, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-285, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (hate propaganda).

Mr. Speaker, this bill seeks to amend the Criminal Code to expand the definition of “identifiable group”, in relation to hate propaganda, to include any section of the public distinguished by sex.

As members will know, women are not included in this. The reality is that misogyny is alive and well and women need this protection. Therefore, I am pleased to extend this bill for consideration by the House.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)