Mark Mercer: Someone Please Define “Hatred Or Contempt”

Now consider the phrase “hatred or contempt.” These subjective attitudes shade imperceptibly into dislike or disapproval and finally into simply turning a cold shoulder. Who can tell whether what has been expressed is hate? The test here could very well be just that someone might feel they’ve heard hate.

Worst of all, under s. 13, what you say need have no discriminatory effect in order to be a discriminatory practice. No one need be harmed.

The rest.


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