Monday, April 19, 2010

The Next Manouver In The Speechy Wars

So I listened to the Roadkill Radio interview with Senator Doug Finlay to get a glimpse what his plans were going forward with respect to the Senate Inquiry into Section 13 of the CHRA. I discovered that, once this petition gathers 100,000 signatures, the Senator will present it to parliament and Rob Nicholson will either introduce a government bill in the house repealing S.13, or Finlay will introduce a private member's bill in the Senate.

Thus far, after a little under a week in existence, the "Right to Speak" has gathered 287 signatories, including Galactus, and the Facebook site a whole 76 members.

If the revolution is coming, its coming awful slow.

PS. Don't bother with Roadkill Radio. Those are brain cells you won't get back.


CK said...

In the grand scheme of things; with everything going on such as torturegate, the Disfunctional couple, and everything else, why are so many obsessed with HRC and section 13. No seriously! It's worth it at all cause to be able to say things like Muslims should be killed, or let's kill the Brown People or some rogue redneck teacher to teach impressionable children that the holocaust never happened???

bigcitylib said...

Personally, I am on a mission to make Ezra Levant's life miserable.

Ti-Guy said...

That said, I'll reiterate my view that in fact quasi-judicial bodies like the HRC's should be disbanded ...but only after it is ensured these cases are held in REAL courts with our existing hate-speech laws fully enforced, and the plaintiffs have access to legal funding if required (as in the past).

Once again: speech cases represent a minuscule amount of the complaints the human rights tribunals arbitrate. If you want all of that referred to so-called "real" courts (administrative tribunals are real, by the way), you can say good-bye to any recourse to having your civil rights protected without spending a lot of time and money.

Reality Bites said...

BCL, I think God beat you to it.

Tof KW said...

Ti, I think that dropping HRC's is an ultimate goal, and only until plaintiffs court costs are paid by the feds. That was a major reason why the HRC's were created in the first place no? To avoid lawyers and all those legal fees?

And the flip-side, whenever someone writes about the holocaust being a hoax, or how all those little brown terrorists should be round-up and deported - they should be prepared to hire a lawyer on their dime.

In the meantime I think the HRC's should stay as an imperfect solution to an imperfect system.

CK said...

BCL Personally, I am on a mission to make Ezra Levant's life miserable.

Now there's an honorable mission