The Federal Court of Canada has reluctantly ruled that a white supremacist who posted hate propaganda on the Internet is not in contempt of the court, but only on a technicality.

The court's written ruling notes that Terry Tremaine, a former University of Saskatchewan math lecturer, has a particular hatred for blacks, First Nations people and Jews.

The Canadian Human Rights Commission has proven that Tremaine deliberately ignored a February 2007 order of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal to stop communicating his views on the Internet.

Tremaine argued that the tribunal didn't inform him in a timely manner that it had registered with the court its order for him to cease his Internet activities.