The West Block
June 13 2021 11:00am

Canadian government needs to take action on online hate, says expert

Mercedes Stephenson sits down with Mohammed Hashim, executive director of Canadian Race Relations Foundation, to speak about intolerance and hate in Canada. He says, “Hate is actually fear turned into extreme violence. And what we’re seeing is that fear is being fuelled dramatically, especially online.” When asked how to address online hate, Hashim says the government needs to take the lead through legislation while also respecting free speech.

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