3 2019

The Paradox: Free Speech and Holocaust Denial in Canada - Exhibit Launch

2:00PM - 4:00PM  

Campbell House Museum 160 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON

Exhibit Launch

How should a liberal democracy like Canada respond to Holocaust denial? What are the reasonable limits of free speech? What major decisions set the limits of denial in Canada? How have other nations responded to denial? 75 years after liberation, Holocaust denial and antisemitism are reviving and evolving while international debates rage over the limits of free speech. The Paradox: Free Speech and Holocaust Denial in Canada explores the regulation of historical memory and reflects on what Austrian philosopher Karl Popper terms the paradox of tolerance: that “unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance.”