When it comes to hate speech, Québec citizens are all equal, but some are more equal than others.
The Criminal Code protects Canadians against crimes like threats or incitement to hatred, and it’s obviously a very good thing.
However, in Québec, justice is applied differently depending on whether the hate speech is aimed at Muslims or Jews.
The House of Commons has recently adopted motion M-103, allegedly to fight hate speech against religious minorities.
The text of the motion, however, suggests that Islamophobia is more serious than other kind of hate speech, such anti-Semitism or anti-Christianism.
Quebec’s justice acts already acts in accordance with M-103, by quickly arresting, accusing and condemning individuals who threaten Muslims, while it lets Montreal imams who explicitly threaten the Jewish community go unpunished.
I’ll show you numerous troubling examples of this double standard taken from recent news.