Monday’s Column: Free Speech Trial in Canada

Today’s column, in which we’re hitting leadoff on WND’s commentary page, is about the human rights “tribunal” in Canada and its effect on free speech.

The crux of the situation is that Mark Steyn wrote a piece in Maclean’s Magazine that a couple of Muslim activists didn’t like, so they filed a complaint with the Canadian Human Rights Commission to have this “hate speech” punished. A hearing is now taking place.

What are the implications of government “tribunals” to oversee opinions? Read “Muslim extremists: The protected class” for the story.

You can give it a “Digg” here.

Author: Doug Powers

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