Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Editor, publisher of 'Your Ward News' — newspaper Canada Post banned from delivering — face hate charges

James Sears contemplating getting a real job
TORONTO — The editor and publisher of a controversial Toronto publication are facing hate-related charges.

Toronto police say James Nicholas Sears, 54, and Lawrence (Leroy) St. Germaine, 76, are each charged with two counts of wilful promotion of hatred against an identifiable group, namely Jews and women.

Investigators say they received numerous complaints about the distribution and content of “Your Ward News” between March 2015 and June 27 and allege the accused published and disseminated editions that promoted hatred against members of the Jewish community and women.

Last year, the federal government ordered Canada Post to stop delivering “Your Ward News” after the then-minister of public services and procurement found it “highly offensive and well outside the norm of Canadian values.”  (more...)

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