Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Here We Go Again

A Tory MP plans to introduce legislation as early as Friday calling for the repeal of a section in the federal human rights code banning hate speech over the Internet.

My guess?  Once again, almost every journalist in the country will support it, and the Federal Government will realise that going ahead with a repeal is to trade their few hundred votes, and the votes of the racist fringe, for the votes of 100,000s of people who actually have steady jobs. 

It happens every time.

4 comments:

harebell said...

All the problems that face this country and allowing neo-nazis to call people names on line is at the head of this idiot's agenda.
Figures.

rabbit said...

Every damn piece of legislature seems to restrict and regulate Canadians further.

It's good to see one that unrestricts, particularly when it concerns our fundamental rights.

Nobody likes hate, but the HR's vague and broad-based powers to censor Canadians is a cure worse than the disease.

KC said...

"It happens every time."

Maybe. We'll see. Every other time there hasnt been a majority conservative government with 4+ years left in its mandate. It could be red meat for the base since the Harper government wont go near issues like abortion or same sex marriage.

I highly doubt that they stand to lose hundreds of thousands of votes over the issue.

Tof KW said...

I highly doubt that they stand to lose hundreds of thousands of votes over the issue.

Oh please convince all your CPC MPs to believe that. All that work Kenney's done on winning over the immigrant Canadian vote would evaporate quickly.