Friday, June 8, 2012

A blow for freedom of expression

It’s nice to see the end of Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act (CHRA). Brian Storseth, a Conservative MP from northern Alberta, introduced a private member’s bill, C-304, to repeal Section 13. And, in a free vote of 153 to 136, the Tory caucus with some opposition support voted in favour of C-304.

With the Conservatives in a majority in the Senate, this bill is pretty well sure to be passed into law. Now I’d like to see the provincial legislatures take similar action.

© 2012 Russell G. Campbell

1 comment:

  1. Seems to be the case with our government these days, slowly eating away at our freedoms and social liberties. No one really seems the wiser, Canadians are a pretty apathetic bunch currently.