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.


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