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Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights
Thursday, March 9, 2017
[Recorded by Electronic Apparatus]
|or ethnic origin, gender identity, gender expression or sexual orientation.|
|Even if a building is not primarily used...but used on an occasional basis, then there is an indication there that the crime was committed directly targeting a particular community. It would seem to make sense to look at that very seriously.|
|I had just suggested changing the wording from “primarily used for”, which are the three words that are in the paragraphs, and suggested an alternative description, because I don't think this is where you want to get really narrow. I think this is where you want to be broad.|
|...I think there are a lot of limitations when we include the word “primarily”, because that business might not have anything to do with our community other than that it is supportive and is indicating we are welcome, and yet it could be targeted just because it has that symbol there.|
|structure, that is primarily used by an identifiable group as defined in subsection 318(4)|