Good news in Canada - free speech
We've posted repeatedly about the "hate crime" inquests that were stifling free speech in Canada.
Mark Steyn and Ezra Levant refused to be cowed, and their resistance generated a breakthrough for free speech. Mark writes -
. . .Ezra Levant and I and a few others went nuclear on the Dominion's thought police and gave them the worst year of publicity in their three-decade existence. The result is that, earlier this month, over 99 per cent of delegates to the Conservative Party convention voted to abolish Section 13 (the "hate speech" provision) of the Canadian Human Rights Act, and a brave principled Liberal, Keith Martin, renewed his private member's motion in the House of Commons to do the same.
This morning, the CHRC issued the so-called Moon Report on free-speech issues. Most of us expected it to be a whitewash. Instead, Professor Moon says:1. The first recommendation is that section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act (CHRA) be repealed so that the CHRC and the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal (CHRT) would no longer deal with hate speech, in particular hate speech on the Internet.
This is a great tribute to what Ezra calls his campaign of "denormalization" of Canada's Orwellian "human rights" racket. . .
This is brilliant news.