VANCOUVER - The Canadian Human Rights Commission is appealing a Federal Court ruling that a white supremacist who posted hate propaganda on the Internet was not in contempt of the court.

The commission says the judge erred in determining that the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal did not make it sufficiently clear that Terry Tremaine was ordered to remove hateful material from a website.

Federal Court Judge Sean Harrington's ruling on Nov. 29 noted that Tremaine has a particular hatred for blacks, First Nations people and Jews.

Tremaine argued that the tribunal failed to immediately notify him that a February 2007 order for him to stop communicating his racist views on the Internet had been registered with the court, and Harrington agreed.

The human rights commission did prove that Tremaine deliberately flaunted that order.

The former University of Saskatchewan math lecturer has been charged criminally in that province for disseminating hate propaganda.