Media Advisory - The debate of the century: are human rights legislation restrictions on hate speech a necessary protection or an illiberal intrusion?

    TORONTO, Oct. 17 /CNW/ - The second annual law conference of the Canadian
Constitution Foundation, taking place this upcoming weekend of October 17-19,
features a debate between Alan Borovoy of the Canadian Civil Liberties
Association and Philippe Dufresne of the Canadian Human Rights Commission on
Saturday October 18, 2008, at the Days Inn (downtown), 30 Carlton Street.

    Messrs. Borovoy and Dufresne will debate the following question at
    1:30 p.m.:

    "Human rights legislation restrictions on hate speech: necessary
    protection or illiberal intrusion?"

    This law conference also features panels on judicial activism, aboriginal
rights, and environmental protection. Each panel has speakers with divergent
views. Attended by lawyers, law professors, and law students from across North
America, the conference is also open to the general public.
    Supreme Court of Canada Justice Marshall Rothstein and former U.S.
Attorney General Charles Fried were the keynote speakers at last year's
conference. This year's keynote speakers are author and National Post
columnist David Frum; Federalist Society President Eugene Meyer; and
Georgetown University law Professor Randy Barnett.
    The complete list of speakers and panels is posted at

    The Canadian Constitution Foundation is a registered charity, independent
and non-partisan, with a mission to defend the constitutional freedoms of
Canadians through education and litigation.

For further information:

For further information: John Carpay, Executive Director, Canadian
Constitution Foundation, in Calgary at (403) 619-8014; Media wishing to attend
the 1:30 p.m. debate on Saturday October 18, or any other portions of this
conference, must register with Adam Revay, who can be contacted at (403)

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