House of Commons Debates re Bill C-254
MP Borys Wzesnewskyj Reintroduces Bill on Hate Propaganda
Liberals Must Honour Election Promise to Amend Hate Propaganda Law
Liberal Election Platform 2008 re Women's Equality
Liberals Promise to Protect Women and Girls From Hate Propaganda
Liberal Platform Includes Wrzesnewskyj's Proposed Change
Harper Conservatives Discriminate Against Women on Hate Law
Bill C-254 - The Actual Bill
Correspondence With Gail Asper, CMRH (II)
Criminal Code Omission Endangers Girls and Women
Protection for Females Demanded
Open Letter to Federal Politicians re Inaction on Hate Law
Letter to Stephane Dion Staff re Bill C-254
Bill C-254 - Various Articles, News Releases, Etc
Correspondence with Gail Asper Canadian Museum for Human Rights (I)
Tories Block Efforts to Protect Women From Hate Propaganda
Ontario Federation of Labour Supports Legislation Change
Wife Beaters in XXS
MP Omar Alghabra Statement re Bill C-254
OECTA News Release May 2, 2007 re Bill C-254
Parliament Hill Press Conference Photos April 19, 2007
OSSTF News Release April 16, 2007
VMC News Release April 16, 2007 re Bill C-254
VMC Letter to MPs re Bil C-254 April 16, 2007
Media Advisory re April 19, 2007 Press Conference
Letter from Cdn Teachers Federation to Prime Minister Harper
Letter From Toronto Police Service re Bill C-254


Bill C-254 (Bill C-380)
This section contains information on Private Member's Bill C-254, a Bill introduced by Liberal MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj (Etobicoke Centre) to amend the Criminal Code hate propaganda law to add women and girls to the protected groups. The Bill was reintroduced in the current Parliament on May 6, 2009 as Bill C-380.
Currently, the law protects only a limited list of groups, being those identified by colour, race, religion, ethnic origin and sexual orientation, the latter having been added in 2003 under Private Member's Bill C-250, introduced by NDP MP Svend Robinson. 
At the time Bill C-250 was going through the legislative process, politicians, including Robinson, refused to amend his Bill to extend protection to women and girls.  Click here for a fact sheet on the issue.
Ontario's Violence in the Media Coalition (VMC) has adopted this issue as one of their legislative priorities.  Click here for more information on the VMC.