Section 3 Discrimination re: publications, notices
Alberta Human Rights Act
Discrimination re: publications, notices
3 (1) No person shall publish, issue or display or cause to be published, issued or displayed before the public any statement, publication, notice, sign, symbol, emblem or other representation that
(a) indicates discrimination or an intention to discriminate against a person or a class of persons, or
(b) is likely to expose a person or a class of persons to hatred or contempt
because of the race, religious beliefs, colour, gender, physical disability, mental disability, age, ancestry, place of origin, marital status, source of income, family status or sexual orientation of that person or class of persons.
(2) Nothing in this section shall be deemed to interfere with the free expression of opinion on any subject.
(3) Subsection (1) does not apply to
(a) the display of a notice, sign, symbol, emblem or other representation displayed to identify facilities customarily used by one gender,
(b) the display or publication by or on behalf of an organization that
- is composed exclusively or primarily of persons having the same political or religious beliefs, ancestry or place of origin, and
- is not operated for private profit, of a statement, publication, notice, sign, symbol, emblem or other representation indicating a purpose or membership qualification of the organization, or
(c) the display or publication of a form of application or an advertisement that may be used, circulated or published pursuant to section 8(2)
if the statement, publication, notice, sign, symbol, emblem or other representation is not derogatory, offensive or otherwise improper.
Revised: March 10, 2010
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