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Source: Western Jewish Bulletin, Feb. 2, 1996, p. 7

BB given standing in Keegstra appeal

Toronto - The League for Human Rights of B'nai Brith Canada
announced it has been given standing by the Supreme Court to
intervene in the appeal of the 1992 conviction of James
Keegstra for willingly promoting hatred against Jews.

Keegstra was a teacher in Eckville, Alberta, allegedly telling
his students that Jews were "teacherous", "subversive",
"sadistic", "money-loving", "power hungry", "child killers",
and responsible for most of the evil in the world.

He was originally convicted in 1985 but his conviction was
eventually overturned on legal grounds not related to the
constitutionality of the Hate Law and a retrial was ordered.

He was convicted again in 1992 and this conviction is now
under appeal on several grounds including the argument that
section 319 does not allow the defendant   to be presumed
innocent until proven guilty.

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