The Nizkor Project: Remembering the Holocaust (Shoah)

Hatred in Canada:
Perspectives, Action, and Prevention,"
September 1th8 & 19th, 1998


"A principled commitment can be sorely tested when faced with extreme challenges. Such is the case with hate speech; but even here, our commitment to freedom of expression does not come up short. Freedom of expression is not simply an abstract principle. It is a fundamental part of any democratic society. It is also the best weapon we have to combat hateful expression. It is more effective than censorship. If, as a society, we choose to abandon it, we become something less than a democracy. Tolerating speech with which we disagree is thus not only the surest way to minimize the effects of hatred, it is also the surest way we have of supporting democracy itself."
(Murray Mollard & Andrew Irvine, September 18, 1998)

Friday, February 18, 1998

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