WATCH: Two Toronto men found guilty of promoting hate
Sears says they’ll appeal.— NEWSTALK1010 (@NEWSTALK1010) January 24, 2019
Warren Kinsella, one of the victims in the suit, says this was never a case about free speech, but clearly, “hate propaganda.” pic.twitter.com/c9TNcJd6yv
A judge has found the editor and publisher of a free newspaper in the Toronto area guilty of peddling hate.
The judge says James Sears and LeRoy St. Germaine clearly promoted hatred against women and Jews.
BREAKING: James Sears and Leroy St. Germaine of Your Ward News found guilty on both counts of peddling hate.— NEWSTALK1010 (@NEWSTALK1010) January 24, 2019
The prosecution argued the paper, Your Ward News, was filled with ``vile and degrading'' articles and imagery about the groups.
Sears, 55, and St. Germaine, 77, maintained they were being satirical.
However, the judge says there is nothing funny about their views.
The federal government has barred Canada Post from distributing the publication.