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Hate Crimes & Hate Speech

Liberal

  • Present a National Action Plan on Combating Hate by 2022 as part of a renewed Anti-Racism Strategy.
  • Establish a National Support Fund for Survivors of Hope-Motivated Crimes to help with uninsured costs for survivors.

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Conservative

  • Clearly criminalise statements that encourage violence against people or identifiable groups, focusing on online incitement.
  • Provide $25M to law enforcement to quickly investigate online threats of violence, hate speech, & disinformation campaigns by foreign governments or extremist groups.
  • Require social media platforms to remove illegal content, such as content that incites violence.
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NDP

  • Work to ensure all major cities have dedicated hate crime units within local police forces.
  • Convene a national working group to counter online hate.
  • Set national standards for identifying & recording all hate incidents.
  • Create a national action plan to dismantle far-right extremist organisations.
  • Make social media platforms legally responsible for removing hateful & extremist content.

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Green

Develop better guidelines to address the weaponisation of free expression to promote hate speech & propaganda.
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