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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Are you listening, Stephen Harper?

And speaking of the UN (see below), on March 28 the UN's Human Rights Council extended for three years the mandate of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression. See this UN report for more details.

What a noble idea. What a fine sentiment. And, so, wouldn't it be wonderful if Stephen Harper's Conservative government actually did something to promote and protect freedom of opinion and expression in this country by eliminating the censorious Section 13 from the Canadian Human Rights Act, a section about which much has been written on this and other blogs in the past week. See Ezra Levant's  recent postings and Lorne Gunter's recent column for more on this.

Posted by Terry O'Neill on March 30, 2008 in Current Affairs | Permalink


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I am so disgusted at Harper's cowardice on this issue I am seriously considering for Keith Martin my riding of Juan De Fuca next election.

Posted by: Faramir | 2008-03-31 11:05:27 AM

Harper appears not to have had bravery on his CV -just opportunism.

He has let us all down. His office does not even respond to letters nor E Mails about the tyranny of the human rights cottage industry even though many of their cases and persecutions must clearly go against his fundemental beliefs.

Reminds me of the Mulroney v. Turner debate = "Sir - you had a choice"

What do you call that? Shoe on just another foot? Another Mr. Dithers?

Posted by: The LS from SK | 2008-03-31 7:31:54 PM

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