C-36 43rd Parliament, 2nd session September 23, 2020, to August 15, 2021

An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Canadian Human Rights Act and to make related amendments to another Act (hate propaganda, hate crimes and hate speech)
Bill type
House Government Bill

Summary

Current status
At second reading in the House of Commons
Latest activity
Introduction and first reading on June 23, 2021 (House of Commons)

Progress

End of stage activity
Introduction and first reading, June 23, 2021
Chamber sittings
Sitting date Debates (Hansard)
June 23, 2021
Second reading
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On 23 June 2021, the Minister of Justice introduced Bill C-36, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Canadian Human Rights Act and to make related amendments to another Act (hate propaganda, hate crimes and hate speech), in the House of Commons and it was given first reading.

Bill C-36 amends the Criminal Code to create a recognizance to keep the peace relating to hate propaganda and hate crime and to define “hatred” for the purposes of two hate propaganda offences. It also makes related amendments to the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

In addition, it amends the Canadian Human Rights Act to provide that it is a discriminatory practice to communicate or cause to be communicated hate speech by means of the Internet or other means of telecommunication in a context in which the hate speech is likely to foment detestation or vilification of an individual or group of individuals on the basis of a prohibited ground of discrimination. It authorizes the Canadian Human Rights Commission to accept complaints alleging this discriminatory practice and authorizes the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal to adjudicate complaints and order remedies.

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