An Act to amend the Criminal Code (hate propaganda)

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An Act to amend the Criminal Code (hate propaganda)

S.C. 2004, c. 14

Assented to 2004-04-29

An Act to amend the Criminal Code (hate propaganda)

SUMMARY

This enactment expands the definition “identifiable group” relating to the area of hate propaganda in the Criminal Code to include any section of the public distinguished by sexual orientation.

R.S., c. C-46Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:

1. Subsection 318(4) of the Criminal Code is replaced by the following:

Definition of “identifiable group”

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

2. Paragraph 319(3)(b) of the Act is replaced by the following:

(b) if, in good faith, the person expressed or attempted to establish by an argument an opinion on a religious subject or an opinion based on a belief in a religious text;
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