B.C. man wages crusade against racist, offensive comments on Craigslist


VANCOUVER – A British Columbia man is waging a fight against racist and offensive comments on the website Craigslist.

For more than a year, 64-year-old Cran Campbell of Delta B.C., has been flagging the comments for removal from the website’s Rants and Raves section.

Campbell has also written letters to politicians across the country in his efforts to force websites with .ca domain names to follow Canadian laws on hate speech.

But Det. Const. Terry Wilson of the B.C. Hate Crime Team says that before charges can be laid, police must determine whether someone is trying to cause disdain or hatred towards one of five identifiable groups.

Wilson says investigators also have to determine if a comment has been made within Canada and within the police’s jurisdiction.

Campbell says he has been threatened several times, but a spokesman for the Delta Police Department says the last reported incident didn’t meet the threshold for prosecution.

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B.C. man wages crusade against racist, offensive comments on Craigslist

  1. It’s a section devoted to rants and raves.

    How can anyone realistically complain about ranting and raving on a site whose very existence is devoted to such things?

  2. They should tell this clown to get a life… If you don’t like it don’t log onto Craigslist, especially that specific section. Find something else to do with your retirement Cran, are you that bored? I’m sorry, is this hate speech too? lol

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