As I said at the outset, the definition that is used in Bill C-59 as far as I'm concerned is the same definition used in section 22 of the Criminal Code, which means we're just duplicating something. It's not there. When I look at the wording on this one, I think you will find that both police and prosecutors will come to the conclusion, and certainly defence counsel, and probably judges, that there is a higher evidentiary standard required, targeting more specific action and targeting an identifiable individual. Especially because of the relevance of the promotion of terrorism and radicalization online that we were just talking about, for example, that is a more precise and more applicable definition. Those standards, by the way, are basically the standards that are in place in the sense of the definition of what you have to do on the hate crime sections, section 318 and section 319. For me when I looked at it, I didn't understand why the change was being made, and that always rings an alarm bell for me.
On February 15th, 2018. See this statement in context.