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5.6 Conclusion

There are additional legal means potentially available to
those in society be it government, groups, or individuals
seeking to counter hate activity. PossibiIities include
using the punitive sections of the Income Tax Act in
response to hate mongers who don't accurately report the
income they derive from the sale of hate propaganda. There
is also potential legal recourse available at comrnon law to
conference facility owners, be it hotels or convention
centres, who unwittingly rent out space to hate groups for
group meetings or public gatherings.

Despite recourse to these alternative legal remedies, the
primary remedies in Ontario for combating hate activity have
been described. To date, the effectiveness of these
provisions have, for the most part, not been curtailed by
the courts. Rather, it has been the failure of the
authorities to seize the opportunity provided by existing
legislation, particularly that aimed at hate propaganda,
which has limited the deterrence value of such provisions.
Once again, as in other facets of human activity the law is
not a complete solution but is certainly part of the answer.

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