I don't vouch for this story, because it comes from an AM radio station, but considering Canada's record on speech generally, I'm inclined to go for it.
Approximately 40 people stood on the overpass, just north of Gerrard, with signs saying "Protect Canada, stop the Tamil Tigers." …
The signs were held as part of a counter-demonstration, at an event held by Tamil-Candadians. It's worth pointing out that the Sri Lankan civil war has probably claimed 100,000 lives, many killed by the Sinhalese government but many also civilians killed by the Tamil Tigers.
The sentiment of these protesters was also seen earlier as a plane, carrying the same message, flew over the Tamil demonstrators at Queen's Park.
Police will be investigating the airplane message as a possible hate crime.
Is it insensitive to good Tamil-Canadians to say this? Yes. Should it be a crime to point out that, outside Canada and more importantly inside Sri Lanka, the leading edge of Tamil independence has killed more people than Al Qaeda ever murdered in its wildest dreams?
The Toronto police, I'm sure, have better things to do than investigate a few signs. Likely no one will be charged, though again, given Canada's record I'm not sure. The real problem is that, under Canadian law, the police have to investigate this in the first place.
Via Kathy Shaidle, who, as much as I disagree with her politically, knows a thing or two more than I ever will about Canadian speech laws, having been on the receiving end.