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Hate Propaganda

Hate Propaganda is defined as:

Any communication, poster and/or graffiti used by a person or group which promotes hatred based on race, religion, nationality or ethnic origin.

There are three Hate Propaganda sections in the Criminal Code. These sections are separate from the Criminal Code occurrences.

  1. Section 318, Advocating Genocide
  2. Section 319 (1), Public Incitement of Hatred
  3. Section 319 (2), Wilful Promotion of Hatred

Advocating Genocide
Section 318

Is to argue or urge people to kill others because of their colour, race, religion or ethnic origin. Genocide means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, any identifiable group namely:
  • Killing members of the group, or
  • Deliberately inflicting conditions of calculated plans (on the group) to bring about its physical destruction.

Public Incitement of Hatred
Section 319 (1)

Everyone who, by communicating statements in any public place, incites hatred against any identifiable group where such incitement is likely to lead to a breach of the peace is guilty of an offence.

Wilful Promotion of Hatred
Section 319 (2)

Everyone who by communicating statements other than in private conversation, wilfully promotes hatred against any identifiable group is guilty of an offence.