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Canada: Christian Activist Ordered to Pay $55,000 to Transgender 'Woman' Activist ...

• via Vancouver Sun

Whatcott's flyers, distributed in Oger's voting district, characterized the candidate as a "biological male" who was promoting "homosexuality and transvestism." The flyer also advocated rejecting Oger in favor of "God's definition of gender and marriage." Oger claimed that the flyer was intended to provoke hatred. Whatcott said his flyers were an act of religious expression. Whatcott had distributed flyers in a previous case, and they were ruled by the Supreme Court of Canada to be hateful. Whatcott says he will continue to distribute flyers and that he has no intention of paying the fines ordered by the tribunal because he doesn't doesn't have the money and because he wouldn't do so even if he had it.

The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal has ordered Christian activist William Whatcott to pay $55,000 to trans activist Morgane Oger.

Tribunal member Devyn Cousineau said $35,000 was compensation for a hate-filled flyer that Whatcott published when Oger was running for provincial office in 2017, and $20,000 was to punish Whatcott for improper conduct during the five-day hearing in December.

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Comment by Ed Price
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The question is, is it ever right to promote hatred? If the person is doing hateful things, shouldn't this be brought out into the open? --- British Columbia is a common law province. If their was no CLAIM of harm or damage produced, the defendant received the conviction by agreement rather than because of doing something wrong.