Free Speech is good, but there are limitations

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Working progress 

Update 11/20/2017. I finally got around to citing the charter of human rights. I still have to further gut my annotated Bibliography and maybe even find better articles to prove my debate point. 

Thanks for reading the first draft of my Free speech & limitations essay that is being used for the purpose of Canadian Political studies at Seneca College. If you can help develop this essay with a work I can cite using MLA format please reach out to Ashton Deroy at . I will be working at this over the next 2 days!


Are there limitations to free speech? Yes we absolutely must limit this right within reason defined by our charter of human rights & National security. Now in order to define the limitations of something we must first understand what it is. What is free speech and where does it apply? Speech applies to publications online & offline which includes posts, statuses, Tweets, Videos, and anything that can be seen by the public. 

Where are the limitations are to free speech? We must use limitations of free speech to prejudice defined by Canada’s charter of human rights, national security, safety to individuals over 18 & children. Why is limiting speech for these a must? Well according to section 1 of the charter of human rights and freedoms the government is allowed to place limitations of freedom of speech as long as those limits are within reason. 

One of the major issues targeted in this essay is free speech being limited by the confinements of hate speech. What is hate speech? Hate speech is any speech that is viewed has harmful or encourages harm towards any protected group of persons defined by Canada’s Charter of human rights. Ontario has the highest reported crime rate for hate crimes. Why is this the case? There is a lack of safe-space for students with different cultures in some schools and Ontario gets a spill over of some of the common American issues of prejudice come in to Canada. 

Things to Cite. 

“Your Guide to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.” Https://, 24 Oct. 2017, 

This page outlines the Canadian charter of freedoms. Which includes the right to a democratic government, freedom of expression and the right to equality among men and women. This essay focuses on specifically the freedom of expression charter & limitations set by hate speech which is defined in the charter with protected statuses on gender, sexual orientation race, religion and disability. I will also cite cases where freedom of expression was also limited in instances of security and child safety.


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