Ruling against Toronto editor strikes right balance

Sep 5, 2019 By Melody Izadi
The one-year house-arrest sentence given to the editor of a Toronto-based publication for promoting hatred against women and Jews sends the correct message, says Toronto criminal lawyer Melody Izadi.

Izadi, an associate with Caramanna, Friedberg LLP, says the decision by Ontario Court Justice Richard Blouin strikes a balance between denouncing the promotion of hatred and upholding the right to freedom of expression.

“It sends a very clear message to the community that while we have freedom of expression in this country if you offend the Criminal Code or disseminate something publicly to incite a breach of the peace, you can and will be prosecuted,” she tells AdvocateDaily.com.

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