Oct 06 2009
Their defense of freedom of speech at Parliament’s Justice and Human Rights Committee, in support of their investigations into the Canadian Human Rights Commission, ought to be in the curriculum of every first year political science course, philosophy seminar series and law program in the country.
As our heroes pointed out, Canada already had a law on the books that protects citizens from speech likely to expose an individual or group to violence — it’s called “uttering threats”. In example after example, Levant and Steyn showed how the HRC has been corrupted into becoming a vehicle for a few individuals (well, mostly one individual) to abuse the system, going after people who pose no real threat, at great taxpayer expense, while undermining our civil rights.
Catch the whole show here or skip to the bottom of this post for the full playlist.
It’s the beginning of the end for the embattled Canadian HRC. Good riddance. As a member of an ethnic minority group, let me state clearly that I do not want or need it’s protection from anonymous neo-Nazis hiding in their parents’ basements while posting racist slurs on blogs and Youtube. As a free Canadian, I want the HRC gone, yesterday.
Let’s not wait for this to slowly wind it’s way through the highest courts. Politicians, do your duty.