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Good News…

Canada’s Senate has passed a Bill striking down the use of “Hate Speech” as a weapon to silence critics of… well whatever.

Now can we see something similar in striking out Section 5 of the Public Order Act iDave? You potato two-faced twat?

No I will not be holding my breath.

8 Comments

  1. Julie near Chicago says:

    Good news indeed. I’ve been trying for years to find the quote, but back at the time when Messrs. Steyn and Levant were in the dock for Hate Speech, someone observed that those anti-hate-speech laws had been passed some thirty years previously specifically in order to protect Jews, and that we see the results when the Muslims claim the law, accusing those very Jews of hate speech, in order to protect themselves as they slander and call for the destruction of the Jews.

  2. Sam Duncan says:

    When it comes to governments, Canada’s strikes me as just about the only adult in the room. Which is quite a turnaround, considering it was one of the post-war pioneers of that childish “it’s not fair, he called me names, now look what you made me do” politics that now dominates.

    Maybe there’s still hope for us all.

  3. dcardno says:

    Well, we had to hit rock bottom first.

  4. Mr Ed says:

    Breathe again RAB, the reference to ‘insulting’ has gone.

    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2013/22/section/57/enacted

  5. Julie near Chicago says:

    See the Sun News story, which includes this explanation:

    Conservative MP Brian Storseth saw the Senate give third and final reading late Wednesday to his Bill C-304 which repeals Section 13 of the Human Rights Act, an act that had been used to, among other things, attack the writings of Sun News Network’s Ezra Levant and Maclean’s columnist Mark Steyn.

    Section 13 ostensibly banned hate speech on the Internet and left it up to the quasi-judicial human rights commission to determine what qualified as “hate speech.”

    But, unlike a court, there was no presumption of innocence of those accused of hate speech by the commission.

    Instead, those accused had to prove their innocence.

    With elimination of Section 13, producing and disseminating hate speech continues to be a Criminal Code violation but police and the courts will adjudicate rather than human rights tribunals.

    In his video’ed segment at the site, Ezra Levant is gleeful and also brings up a couple of interesting ancillary points. Scrolling down, there’s Mark Steyn speaking for 11 minutes — I look forward to watching it. See

    http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/politics/archives/2013/06/20130626-184219.html

  6. RAB says:

    Thanks for the link Julie, excellent stuff there… unlike our dear old Newsnight UK.

  7. Julie near Chicago says:

    *Sigh*…well, I try, RAB, I try, but somehow Mr. Murphy seems to dog my heels. The second video is not by Mr. Steyn but by some anchorman whose name I didn’t catch. It’s quite good, though, and it ends with a helpful discussion with Robert Spencer–recently Banned from Britain, along with Pamela Geller–in which Mr. Spencer makes his non-anti-Muslim position crystal clear.

    By the way, Mr. Spencer is not Jewish but Melkite Christian, of Lebanese ancestry.

    And thanks to you, sir, for the original posting. Go Canadda !!!

  8. Julie near Chicago says:

    Sam: ‘“it’s not fair, he called me names, now look what you made me do!”‘

    That sounds awfully familiar. LOL!

    And definitely material for another Quote of the Day.

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