Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission v. William Whatcott

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Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission v. William Whatcott

Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission v. William Whatcott (October 12, 2011)
Case #33676

The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission is asking the Supreme Court of Canada to reinstate a hate speech ruling against William Whatcott.

He was accused of promoting hatred against homosexuals after he distributed flyers in Saskatchewan in 2001 and 2002. Whatcott was ordered to pay $17,500 to four people who received the flyers and filed complaints with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission. He once worked as a gay prostitute before joining the group Christian Truth Activists.

The Saskatchewan Court of Appeal overturned the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission’s decision in 2010.