R. v. A.B. 2012 NSPC 31
Criminal Law - Offences against person and reputation - Hate propaganda - Communicating statements wilfully promoting hatred
The accused youth was charged with the dissemination of hate propaganda or the willful promotion of hatred (Criminal Code, s. 319(2)). He was also charged with mischief (s. 430(4)) arising from acts of vandalism in various locations. The s. 319(2) charges related to graffiti at a baseball field and at one specific residence.
The Nova Scotia Provincial Court found the accused not guilty of the s. 319(2) charges and guilty of the s. 430(4) charges.
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