Sunday, June 8, 2008

The Remedy

Ezra Levant links to a "remedy" from one of Canada's totalitarian "human rights" commissions. There's much more at the link, but check this out. As Levant points out, the Alberta commission has issued a ruling to deprive a citizen and his organization of freedom of speech and the press forever. This has nothing to do with whether you agree or disagree with the content of someone's speech. People have an inalienable right to freedom of speech and the press even if you find what they say to be despicable. This is completely insane:

The Panel finds, and the Panel orders as follows:

That Mr. Boissoin and The Concerned Christian Coalition Inc. shall cease
publishing in newspapers, by email, on the radio, in public speeches, or on
the internet, in future, disparaging remarks about gays and homosexuals.
Further, they shall not and are prohibited from making disparaging
remarks in the future about Dr. Lund or Dr. Lund’s witnesses relating to
their involvement in this complaint. Further, all disparaging remarks
versus homosexuals are directed to be removed from current web sites and
publications of Mr. Boissoin and The Concerned Christian Coalition Inc.

That The Concerned Christian Coalition Inc. and Mr. Boissoin shall, in
future, be restrained from committing the same or similar contraventions
of the Act.


Purpleslog said...

...waiting for the backlash...

Canadians? Chanucks? Hello?

subadei said...

What sort of legality does this ridiculous (Christ, like something out of an Ayn Rand novel) commission hold? Is their say final or is it basically a public censure?

phil said...

Maybe I've missed it but there really doesn't seem to be a lot of public outcry, no rallies, marches, etc. I wonder what would happen if this guy just told the commission to "fuck off" and continued doing what he was doing. Would the police actually arrest him for defying the commission's ruling?

Purpleslog said...

Instapundit called it "Maple Leaf Fascism".

I find it sad the Candians are just accepting this. I don't get it.