The good news is that violent hate crimes against specific groups are decreasing unfortunately, hate crimes motivated by sexual orientation are primarily violent, with the largest group of victims being male also, black canadians remain the most targeted racial group for hate crimes. Statscan, which collects hate crime data from the country’s police services, defines a hate crime as “a criminal offence committed against a person or property, where there is evidence that the offence was motivated by hate” based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation or other protected classes. Hate crime laws are distinct from laws against hate speech: hate crime laws enhance the penalties associated with conduct which is already criminal under other laws, while hate speech laws criminalize a category of speech hate speech laws exist in many countries.
Arguments against hate crime laws there are quite a few other reasons to be skeptical of hate laws (1) proving that hatred is a motivation is costly and difficult. According to the fbi hate crime statistics report for 2006, hate crimes increased nearly 8% nationwide, with a total of 7,722 incidents and 9,080 offenses reported by participating law enforcement agencies of the 5,449 crimes against persons, 46% were classified as intimidation and 32% as simple assaults 81% of the 3,593 crimes against property were acts of vandalism or destruction. Statistics canada defines a hate crime as a criminal incident that, following a police investigation, is determined to have been motivated by hatred toward a specific and definable group, whether.
Hate crime law arguments pro and con civil rights concerns tweet: world religions buddhism protecting a group under hate crimes legislation will make the public aware that the group is vulnerable, has been extensively victimized in the past, and is in need of protection if hate motivated crimes against gays and lesbians are. Hate speech laws in canada include provisions in the federal criminal code and in some other federal legislation there are also statutory provisions relating to hate publications in some, but not all, of the provinces and territories the criminal code creates criminal offences with respect to different aspects of hate propaganda.
This law is specifically limited to crimes of violence thinking and speaking are not a crime of violence and, therefore, cannot be prosecuted under the hate crimes act the one thing they never say in all of the panic and proselytizing over free speech and religion and the gays, a key component of the hate crimes bill gets lost in the shuffle. In canada (human rights commission) v taylor,  3 scr 892 at 902, the supreme court said hate propaganda denotes any expression that is intended or likely to circulate extreme feelings of opprobrium and enmity against a racial or religious group in warman v.
The supreme court of canada has rejected constitutional challenges to the hate propaganda offences in the criminal code, and has also rejected challenges to the hate publication provisions in human rights legislation.
Hate crimes against muslims in canada increase 253% over four years by amy minsky national online journalist global news new data from statistics canada on police-reported hate crimes in this. In fact, hate crime laws are a criminal justice system parallel to these laws in language, structure, and application, the majority of the nation’s hate crime laws are directly analogous to anti-discrimination civil rights laws. A hate crime is one in which hate is the motive and can involve intimidation, harassment, physical force or threat of physical force against a person, a group or a property two nova scotia men were convicted under canada's hate crime laws in relation to a cross-burning incident on the lawn of an interracial couple in windsor, ns. Proponents of hate crimes legislation are quick to point out, however, that the most egregious hate crimes against minority groups are often part of organized social movements or an extension of an ideology of hate that permeates entire segments of a society.