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This enactment amends the Canadian Human Rights Act to make the communication of hate speech by means of a telecommunication undertaking within the legislative authority of Parliament a discriminatory practice. It defines “hatred” and provides that the Canadian Human Rights Commission must deal with a complaint alleging such a discriminatory practice unless the subject matter of the complaint is part of a proceeding before another court or administrative tribunal or the Commission determines that dealing with the complaint is improper. The enactment also provides that the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal can institute an inquiry into such a complaint only with the consent of the Attorney General of Canada.
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