Friday, December 16, 2011

More on Canada’s Serial Censor

This is a follow-up to the earlier video about the Human Rights Commissions in Canada and the serial litigant Richard Warman. In this clip Ezra Levant talks to Marc Lemire, one of Mr. Warman’s principal victims.

Welcome to Absurdistan!

Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video:

2 comments:

RonaldB said...

The clip that Ezra Levant showed of the Justice Minister advocating the abolition of section 13 leaves more questions. He wanted to put hate speech into the criminal code, rather than tort. Is this really an advance in freedom of speech. If the Justice Minister gets his way, Marc Lemire will face jail time, rather than a fine.

A government is either fascist or it is not. I wish I were wrong, but it doesn't look like Canada is going to adopt the principle that free speech is absolutely protected, as long as it doesn't call for criminal actions.

I don't want to be too hard on Canada, which I admire greatly. It is all too obvious that if the US weren't lucky enough to have the first amendment, the US government would long ago have criminalized any speech with which it disagreed.

Chiu said...

If freedom of speech is limited to that which advocates actions that are already legal, then it is obviously illegal to advocate for a change in the laws. That implicitly advocates behavior that is currently illegal.