Canada Commences Censorship Court Charade

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  1. Patrick says:

    Ugh! Anyone with the slightest interest in these issues should read Coyne's liveblogging of the case.

    "Free speech is a red herring."

  2. Patrick says:

    As usual, Iowahawk has the best take.

  3. Revnant Dream says:

    This is beyond politics of any sort unless you are a power nut or so blinded by the warm fuzzes your intellect has detonated beyond recovery. It strikes at the Natural rights of man. Liberties & freedoms for individuals, not collectives. To many men have died for our right to think or speak our own minds. To lose to totalitarians of any stripe this great boon fought for, bleed for. Is a betrayal of Canadian core beliefs by Ideologues. I see no tolerance only persecution from these tribunals. The process is the punishment. Its a secular inquisition. Excellent post by the way. If Mark Steyn loses can we really call ourselves free anymore?

    Just my opinion.

  4. PLW says:

    "If Mark Steyn loses can we really call ourselves free anymore?"

    First they came for the Hyperbolians, and I said nothing…

  5. meinbc says:

    A few quick notes about your blog posting. While your enthusiam is encouraging your fact-checking is not.

    Macleans is up against the BC Human Right's Tribunal (BCHRT) not the Federal Human Rights Commission (HRC). The complaint is under the BC Human Right's Code and has absolutely nothing to do with Section 13 of the Federal Human Right's Act (HRA). The BCHRT does not have a 100% conviction rate (that would be HRC complaints under Section 13 the HRA).

    Admittedly the BCHRT is a mess, but it is our own BC mess and needs to be cleaned up in BC. The federal HRC is its own problem.

    Cheers,

  6. Patrick says:

    It appears to be Section 7 of the of British Columbia Human Rights Code meinbc, but the pertinent language of the statute is absolutely identical to your federal act. And Ken points out in the first sentence of this post that it's the British Columbia commission.

    Yet I agree, based on what I've read of all this, that you desperately need to clean up the mess you have in British Columbia. Shameful.

  7. kelly says:

    "Canadian Muslims believe that they should be able to dictate what Canadians say and write and print"…by extension they are also dictating what I can/cannot read and I find that enormously offensive if not a litle surreal.

  8. kivi says:

    "First they came for the Hyperbolians, and I said nothing…"

    Someone who is way ahead on the learning curve for an issue (like Mark Steyn) may be perceived as "hyperbolic" by someone who is simply not well informed yet (like the majority of the Canadian public who depends solely on a biased media with mere soundbite coverage).

    See if in five years you consider Steyn 2008 hyperbolic or a smart man who did his research unlike most journalists today.

  9. Revnant Dream says:

    PLW Says:
    First they came for the Hyperbolians, and I said nothing…

    Hey laughing boy. Do your homework. I stand by my comment as no exaggeration or hyperbole . This is a debate that occurred at the Canadian Journalists Associasion in Edmonton. I ask your readers after watching this video, if where no in real peril of losing all out individual rights including Drs, Teachers, Media, Religion, you name it. They want to creep into with programs. Doubt it, just google Barbara Hall. We are dealing with a deranged cultish group who have no supervision, but the power of the State behind them. They even talk in a language they only know between themselves . Making insane rulings , all with NO legal training or understanding being radical activists most of there lives. These are political appointee’s of the lowest stripe telling Canadians how to conduct there human affairs or how to think. Where’s your proof its just nothing?
    Happy Trails

    http://www.cpac.ca/forms/index.asp?dsp=template&act=view3&pagetype=vod&lang=e&clipID=1593

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