Jail time for promoting hatred sends a 'strong message,' advocates say - 2019-08-26

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F0.png Jail time for promoting hatred sends a 'strong message,' advocates say August 26, 2019, Kerri Breen, Global News

The editor of an infamous Toronto newspaper is joining a very small group of Canadians put behind bars for hate speech.

James Sears of Your Ward News was sentenced to a year in jail Thursday after he was found guilty of two charges of wilful promotion of hatred against women and Jews in January.

Anti-hate advocates are hopeful the strong sentence will resonate. As Canada experiences an uptick in hate crimes — and the rise of online extremism — they say it makes a powerful statement.

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{{cite news | first = Kerri | last = Breen | title = Jail time for promoting hatred sends a 'strong message,' advocates say | url = https://globalnews.ca/news/5810045/jail-promoting-hate-strong-message/ | work = Global News | date = August 26, 2019 | accessdate = August 4, 2020 }}