Welcome to the official website of Canadian human rights lawyer Richard Warman.


22 September 2018

It’s a party – congratulations to my former lawyer Pam MacEachern who was sworn in as a Judge of the Superior Court of Ontario yesterday!

Best known for lots of stuff, but my personal favourites are for taking on anti-Jewish haters as counsel for the Canadian Human Rights Commission in Warman v Kyburz, bigoted defamers like disgraced ex-teacher Paul Fromm, or providing the initial legal opinion in successfully overturning a Canadian donation of roughly $250,000 to US neo-Nazi group the National Alliance.

Rock the Bench!

10 August 2018

Convicted criminal and British Columbia resident Arthur Topham has been arrested this week for breach of probation conditions that he stop spreading hate propaganda through the Internet. The probation conditions stem from his 2017 conviction for spreading anti-Jewish hate propaganda that the trial judge described as “vile and degrading” at sentencing.

“Harry Abrams and B’nai Brith have demonstrated great leadership in holding Arthur Topham accountable for his criminal hate propaganda attacking the Jewish community,” says lawyer and CAN Board Member Richard Warman.

Warman worked in cooperation with Abrams and B’nai Brith throughout the case and would like to thank the investigating police officers from the British Columbia integrated hate crimes team noting that “even Arthur Topham describes them as polite and professional – high praise from a criminal hatemonger you’re arresting.”

Len Rudner, another part of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network team, acted as an expert witness at Topham’s trial.

More on the original case here.

12 July 2018

The Canadian Anti-Hate Network website is now live!

Pleased to be a Board Member of this new collection of human rights advocates working to monitor and counter hate group activity in Canada.

This calls for music!

Friday, May 4, 2018

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New anti-hate organization calls on Canadian law enforcement to investigate and
prosecute alleged neo-Nazi recruiter operating in Montreal

Toronto – A new anti-hate organization is calling on Canadian law enforcement
agencies to fully investigate a neo-Nazi who is reportedly recruiting from his home in Montreal.

According to an investigation by the Montreal Gazette, a prominent neo-Nazi figure
and propagandist named ‘Zeiger’ has been exposed as Canadian Gabriel Sohier Chaput
living in Montreal, Quebec.

“We cannot overstate how important it is to stand up to neo-Nazis like Zeiger, who are producing radicalization materials aimed at teenagers and defend the use of violence,” said Evan Balgord, Executive Director at the Canadian Anti-Hate Network (CAN).

CAN has been conducting its own months-long parallel but separate investigation into
Zeiger. “We are confident that there is a basis for criminal charges to be laid against Chaput, ” said Balgord. “We look forward to assisting the ongoing investigations into Zeiger’s activities and the alt-right movement in Canada.”

CAN is a non-partisan, non-profit which brings together Canada’s foremost researchers
on hate groups and hate crimes, legal experts, and leaders in communities targeted by
hate groups.

“Domestic hate groups are a growing threat in Canada, yet up until now, there has been no organization to counter groups like the alt-right neo-Nazis, Soldiers of Odin, Northern Guard, Blood and Honour, and the Worldwide Coalition Against Islam,” said Bernie Farber, founding board member and chair of the new organization. Farber is the former head of the Canadian Jewish Congress and of the Mosaic Institute.

“The mass killings carried out by Alexandre Bissonnette and Alek Minassian
demonstrate how dangerous these hateful ideologies are to all Canadians” added

CAN’s mandate is to research, monitor, expose and counter hate groups in Canada, to
provide information to journalists, law enforcement, policy makers, and community
organizations, and to provide education and raise awareness of hate groups in Canada.
CAN has been endorsed by the renowned U.S.-based Southern Poverty Law Center.

11 September 2017
“Who’d have thought we’d have a Nazi problem in 2017? Richard Warman did.” “Punching Nazis With the Law” podcast with host Jesse Brown on Canadaland.