Today is a day to celebrate!
Today, we have seen the first acquittal in Human Rights trial under Section 13(1) – the ‘Thought Crimes’ section!
Athanosis Hadjis delivered the decision, which included the following:
…I have also concluded that s. 13(1) in conjunction with ss. 54(1) and (1.1) are inconsistent with s. 2(b) of the Charter, which guarantees the freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression. The restriction imposed by these provisions is not a reasonable limit within the meaning of s. 1 of the Charter.
Now that we have a ruling that the infamous Section 13(1) is inconsistent with our Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the road is paved to having it repealed!