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Lawyer who marketed in pro-Nazi publication ‘Your Ward Information’ cleared by Legislation Society

Their Ward News was operated by Editor James Sears and Editor Leroy St. Germaine, who were found guilty of willfully promoting hatred by Judge Richard Blouin of the Ontario Court of Justice. The publication was found to include the glorification of Nazism and Adolph Hitler, denial of the Holocaust, demonization of the Jewish people and women, and the celebration and promotion of rape. In 2016, Canada Post stopped distributing its Ward News after Warman filed a complaint with the Canadian Commission on Human Rights.

At the regulatory meeting, Faed told the Law Society that he had not read Your Ward News, was unaware of the nature of its content, and did not share “any hateful views that may have been held by the editor or publisher.” The Law Society added that Faed withdrew the complaint three years ago and “is unlikely to act similarly in the future.”

Despite Faed’s statement to the Law Society, Warman says Faed continued to advertise until 2017 after Warman contacted him and explained his concerns about the content of the publication. He adds that under their clearance terms, Sears and St. Germaine were told to stop publishing – they were arrested in 2017 – so Faed cannot be credited if they stop promoting them.

“This idea that Mr. Faed stopped advertising on Your Ward News on his own initiative is simple – I don’t think that’s a credible explanation,” Warman says.

Faed’s advertisements also contained a disclaimer that read, “Independent. I am not a member of the New Constitution Party of Canada, which Faed believed would “distance itself” from the contents of the publication, the Law Society said.

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