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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Draconian kangaroo 'court' is a disgrace to Canadians

Here’s an excerpt I thought I'd share from a letter to the editor published in the St. Catherines Standard:

Toronto Life magazine is the latest publication being threatened with an appearance before a human rights commission, this one because of a factual story it published about a possible honour killing in the Greater Toronto Area Muslim community.

I find this ghastly, draconian, kangaroo "court" system to be a disgrace to all Canadians, be they newcomers or third and fourth generation.

I thought human rights commissions were in place to prevent discrimination in employment or shelter based on race, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, etc.

But they have taken it upon themselves to persecute our fundamental rights of freedom of speech and freedom of the press.

Just ask Mark Steyn of Maclean's magazine or Ezra Levant of the...Western Standard as to what these human rights commissions are really all about.

Columnist Terry O’Neill continues to follow Canada’s human rights commission for the Western Standard. You can find his latest column here.

Posted by Matthew Johnston

Posted by westernstandard on November 19, 2008 in Freedom of expression | Permalink

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Nothing surprises me anymore about our Looney Land. Read this in today/s Globe and Mail:
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20081119.wlanguage19/BNStory/National/homeConversation cops
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and our "great" leader says this:
“This government will not open, will not permit anyone to open the abortion debate” (Stephen Harper, quoted in Lifesite News, Sept. 29,2008
And his government interferes against free speech. The Stalinist rot started at the top over the last number of years and continues today.


Posted by: Stephen J. Gray | 2008-11-19 9:36:58 AM



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