To get good insightful answers, how the question is framed matters. I missed an opportunity on Thursday
Hamilton Community Newspapers (a division of Metroland) ran a story last week entitled “Hate crime investigation up to attorney general” which follows up the so-called “free speech rally” at McMaster University in the winter.
The key passage in this article was the statement by the Hamilton Police Service that they do not believe a “hate crime” was committed. Sure, their report was referred to the Attorney General, but that’s standard practice in a divisive situation like this.
I was at the rally and yes it was disgusting. However, I don’t believe a hate crime was committed.
UPDATE 16 July 2008: I misread the passage from the Hamilton Police Service.