Hate Crime and Punishment: 45 Days

A 26-year-old man was sentenced to 45 days in prison this week after pleading guilty to a hate-crimes charge, York Regional Police said yesterday.

The charge stemmed from an incident last year where the man painted a skeleton black and hung it by a noose from a flag pole - which was flying a Confederate flag - outside a Georgina, Ont., home.

globeandmail.com: Georgina man jailed for hate crime

45 days? That's it? For being about as hateful and obnoxious as you can be? In Ontario? I get it, Canada's a pretty tolerant place, but do we have to be tolerant of hate crimes as well?

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