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Monday, December 29, 2008

Definition of Hate Speech in Canada re-defined

from One News Now:

A Canadian pro-family leader is pleased that the Canadian Conservative Party has overwhelmingly approved a resolution to repeal the "hate speech" provision that has been used to squelch the free speech rights of Christians and others who speak out against homosexuality....At its recent convention in Winnipeg, the Conservative Party approved Resolution P-203, which would repeal Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act, the "hate speech" provision. Brian Rushfeldt, the executive director of the Canada Family Action Coalition, says repeal of Section 13 is long overdue...."Section 13 is the one that allows, basically, Human Rights Commission people to persecute somebody for freedom of speech on an issue that the commission feels is either promoting hate or causing discrimination against a particular individual," he explains.....But Rushfeldt believes it will be up to the people to push for the repeal of Section 13. "I think the people of Canada are going to drive it [at] the next election if there hasn't been action taken before that to fix the Human Rights Act," he contends. "I think the people of Canada are going to make this an election issue, and I believe that the Conservative Party is the only one that would even consider changing the Human Rights Act."...There is little chance, Rushfeldt says, that Section 13 can be repealed with the current makeup of Parliament.

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