Our freedoms and security, fought and died for by Canadians and their allies, are under attack. The biggest threats to our freedom are too much government, the eco-lobby, and censors posing as human rights commissions. Our biggest security threat is Islam.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Canada Poised to Regain Freedom of Speech

MP Brian Storseth (Westlock - St Paul) has been leading the charge to restore basic freedom of speech in Canada with Bill C-304. Its purpose is to repeal Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act.

Here is the story as he introduced the bill in September 2011, (from openparliament.ca):

Brian Storseth Westlock—St. Paul, AB

"Mr. Speaker, I rise today in this House to introduce a bill entitled “An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act (protecting freedom)”.

Freedom of speech is a fundamental principle in our democracy and one which Canadians have fought and died for, for over a century. This is not a fight that one Canadian can take on himself, but rather an issue that all Canadians must engage in vigorously.
In this, I would like to thank my friends and colleagues such as Senator Finley and the member for St. Catharines who have rigorously pursued a freer, more open society, and resisted the tyrannical instincts of bureaucracy to censor speech in our great country.
Freedom of speech is the freedom that all other freedoms are built on. It cannot be restrained to the politically correct. The best way to fight bigotry is to ensure that we protect and enhance our fundamental freedoms in this great country of ours. That is why I ask all members in this House to support this bill that protects the fundamental building block of democracy: freedom of speech. God bless."
Section 13 was not in the original CHRA but was a bureaucratic add-on much later. It's also known as the Hurt Feelings clause. It was the brainchild of greedy lawyers, power hungry bureaucrats and other rent-seekers. Under the guise of "equality" and Big Brother talk of "fairness", these parasites conspired to create a brand new branch of the justice system. One in which their clients could simply claim harm from others' speech, without having to prove it, and without allowing the truth as a defence.

Anyway, MP Storseth just performed the second reading of this important bill on Feb 14th. Thank you Mr Storseth and thanks to the Conservatives for their support of this restoration of free speech, our most basic human right.


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