Ontario bill threatens to criminalize Christian speech

05/20/2019

On March 20, 2019, Bill 84 was introduced in the Ontario Legislature. The bill is entitled Prohibiting Hate-Promoting Demonstrations at Queen's Park Act, 2019. The bill provides that no demonstration, rally or other activity that, in the opinion of the Speaker, is likely to promote hatred against any identifiable group, shall be permitted on the legislative grounds.

No single individual should have the legal right to define "hate" and ban expressions of speech or demonstrations, especially on the grounds of the Provincial Legislature which is a public place, presumably owned and operated on behalf of the citizens.

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