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Mr Keegstra was a high school teacher in the small Alberta town of Eckville where he also acted as mayor for a short duration Mr Keegstra had toiled in obscurity as a social studies teacher until is dismissal in 1982 after allegations that his teachings were highly anti-semetic referring to Jews as subversive sadistic money loving etc As well Keegstra denied the holocaust and reinforced his views by giving grades to those who agreed with his teachings If they failed to agree their marks suffered greatly 1984 Mr Keegstra was charged under s3192 of the criminal code with unlawfully promoting the hatred against an identifiable group by the communication of anti-sementic statement s to his students Applying to the Court of Queens Bench in Alberta Keegstra demanded that the charges against him be quashed under the grounds that s319 of the Criminal Code was an unjust infringement upon his s2 Charter Right to the freedom of expression Justice Quigley was quick to dismiss Keegstras s2b argument stating that it is beyond doubt that breeding hate is detrimental to society for psychological and social reasons and that it can easily create hostility and aggression which leads to violence His decision provided an argumentative balance between freedom of expression and the much more collective social cohesion of the common good Under this clause Quigley then justified that section 3192 had a reasonable limit over section 2b under s1 of the Charter Keegstra was convicted and charged -Keegstra then appealed his case to the Alberta Court of Appeal in 1988 On top of the infringement argument of s2b by s3192 Keegstra also argued that s3193 of the Code was an infringement of s 11d of the Charter pertaining to the presumption of innocence - Section 3193a places a reverse onus on the accused to provide truth of the statements communicated This automatically places responsibly on the accused to
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