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Sunday, January 05, 2003

More fun with C-250

Okay, I wasn't even close to how truly minor this change will be. Here's the criminal code as it stands:


(1) Every one who advocates or promotes genocide is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years.

(2) In this section, "genocide" means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy in whole or in part any identifiable group, namely

(a) killing members of the group; or

(b) deliberately inflicting on the group conditions of life calculated to bring about its physical destruction.

(3) No proceeding for an offence under this section shall be instituted without the consent of the Attorney General.

(4) In this section, "identifiable group" means any section of the public distinguished by colour, race, religion or ethnic origin.

Bill C-250 would like to change subsection (4):

(4) In this section, ``identifiable group'' means any section of the public distinguished by colour, race, religion, ethnic origin or sexual orientation.

So, the fearmongerers are even further over the top than I thought. Svend Robinson would like the criminal code to protect gay, lesbian, and bisexual Canadians from people advocating fucking genocide! I'm with Svend on this one, for some reason. Jesus.

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