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2008/06/11

Canada is no longer a free country?

Canada is incrementally moving to some disturbing conclusions. How was freedom so easily dispersed? I used to think Canada was a bastion of freedom, but now it's not so certain that that is the case.

Check out this: HUMAN RIGHTS PANELS OF ALBERTA
BETWEEN: Darren E. Lund (Complainant),
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Stephen Boissoin and The Concerned Christian Coalition Inc. (Respondent)
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Canadian Civil Liberties Association and Attorney General of Alberta (Interveners)

(Download the file: http://albertahumanrights.ab.ca/LundDarren113007Pa.pdf)

Separately, the NRO (National Review Online) states:
Most of the media in Canada and the United States ignored the British Columbia “Human Rights” Tribunal that took place last week in a windowless basement in Vancouver. Now, a group of provincial human-rights commissars will decide whether or not National Review’s incomparable Mark Steyn and the largest-circulating magazine in Canada, Maclean’s, will be fined or otherwise censured for printing an excerpt from Steyn’s book, America Alone. The piece argued that demographic trends indicate that Western Civilization will sooner or later be forced to confront problems associated with radical Islam. We believe that the right to free speech must be defended almost without exception, but it’s worth noting that Steyn’s article was perfectly within the bounds of reasonable opinion journalism.
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