The Hate Propaganda Amendments: Reflections on a Controversy

  • Maxwell Cohen


The recent hate propaganda amendments to the Criminal Code were subjected to stormy journey through Parliament, from introduction in 1966, to final passage in June of this year. Professor Cohen, having chaired the Special Committee on Hate Propa ganda, gives an informative account of the history of the problem, the debate surrounding it, and how the inescapable conclusion was reached that the law was sorrowfully lacking in its treatment of the most important aspects of the hate propaganda problem.