Monday, June 02, 2008

Free Speech Watch in Canada

Free speech is under fire in Canada. McLean's Magazine and Mark Steyn go before the B.C. Human Rights Commission* in Vancouver today to determine if hurt feelings are a basis for squelching speech. This will have enormous repercussions for freedom of speech for our northern neighbors, yet you'll find nary a mention of this in mainstream media outlets. McLean's blogger Andrew Coyne will be keeping us posted on the proceedings.

Meanwhile, you can support Steyn by buying his book, America Alone.

[* As this editorial in the National Post points out, to call any of the Canadian HRCs a kangaroo court would be an insult to marsupials everywhere.]


Blogger PelaLusa said...

You might be shocked to learn, or perhaps not, that major swathes of the Canadian media are not covering this at all. Mark Steyn was on a Calgary radio station this evening and I called up (from Vancouver) to ask him why he thought this was.

Apparently earlier in the day he was discussing this with a bigshot at the Globe & Mail (Canada's largest national newspaper) and she said that they felt it was a Mark Steyn only story but had no wider relevance.

Silly, silly fools.

6/04/2008 11:11 PM  
Blogger Stickwick Stapers said...

Oh. My. God.

Words fail.

6/05/2008 12:11 PM  
Blogger PelaLusa said...

As a Canadian in Vancouver, I'm ECSTATIC that people away from Canada's Left Coast are paying attention to the fiasco going on here this week. It's a disgrace.

I had the great pleasure to personally meet Mark Steyn today, one-on-one for several minutes.

You may be interested to view two posts I've added this afternoon:

* Khurrum Awan and your appearance on CKNW:
* A video of Julian Porter outside of the Kangaroo Court:

Robert W.

6/05/2008 6:30 PM  
Blogger Stickwick Stapers said...

Thank you, Robert. I'll have a look.

6/05/2008 9:28 PM  

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