(Below is taken from the Criminal Code of Canada)
Section 319(3) identifies acceptable defences. Indicates that no person shall be convicted of an offence if the statements in question:
- are established to be true
- were relevant to any subject of public interest, the discussion of which was for the public benefit, and if on reasonable grounds it was believed to be true
- were expressed in good faith, it was attempted to establish by argument and opinion on a religious subject
- were expressed in good faith, it was intended to point out, for the purpose of removal, matters tending to produce feelings of hatred toward an identifiable group in Canada
My reason for posting the above article from the Criminal Code of Canada, is because of a phone call I recently received from someone in leadership at the Pembina Valley Baptist Church.
He said, that if they did not see a "marked change in your blog" they had grounds to sue me for "in-sighting hatred".
I do not appreciate being threatened and told that "as I'm sure you are aware,we have several business men that attend the church."
I am not against the Pembina Valley Baptist Church, I am telling the truth as to what has happened between my father and I, and about my life.
I am allowing my grandparents to tell their story on here as well, as it directly/indirectly involves me.