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Friday, October 31, 2008

CHRC: does the PM get it?

Does Prime Minister Stephen Harper really get how insidious the Canadian Human Rights Commission’s (CHRC) application of section 13 (1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act is? Ezra Levant seems to think he does, but I am not so sure.

Levant, well known free speech advocate, has the PM answering CFRB Brian Lilley’s question about human rights agencies in Canada. Levant also provides a pretty good line-by-line analysis of the PM’s words, and seems to be quite encouraged by what he heard.

I heard what the PM said and read Levant’s analysis and came away still wondering whether Harper is likely to support something like the Keith Martin’s—the Liberal Party member of parliament for Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca—private member’s motion M-446 to delete Section 13 (1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act.

A few days ago, I wrote to my local Burlington MP, Mike Wallace, and the PM hoping to add my small voice to the outrage that is felt by many because of the damage being done to our democracy by Section 13 (1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act. We need this section deleted.

I support Ezra Levant’s suggestion that we give Prime Minister Harper “…encouragement, and let him know this is an important, non-partisan issue, an issue about our basic Charter rights. His staff will notice 100 e-mails on the subject. Let’s send him 1,000 today.”

You can write to the PM here: pm@pm.gc.ca.

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  1. I did not actively work this past election campaign for the Conservatives because of their failure to address this issue.

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