Last week, the Conservative party posted an image and excerpt from Al-Shabaab’s threat against the West Edmonton Mall, the party apparently hoping to solicit support for C-51, the Anti-Terrorism Act. Press Progress, the media wing of the Broadbent Institute, subsequently wondered if this would’ve amounted to a transgression against C-51.
The answer to that question is… debatable. And that ambiguity might be the problem.
There is a separate conversation to be had about the wisdom, tastefulness and appropriateness of the party’s post. Setting that aside for the moment, the hypothetical legality of the post depends on a reading of a new offence …read more