Martin's good fight
It has been about three years since the longtime Reform
This, indeed, is the entire pretext behind federal and provincial human rights laws as imagined by those who created them in the 1970s: to open a low-cost road to redress of grievances in employment and housing for society's most vulnerable groups. But a tool originally created to mitigate economic injustice has now become a weapon against the freedom of news-gathering and opinion. Aggrieved
Unfortunately, Liberals are not always reliably liberal in the best sense of the term.
Consistently applied, of course, such a standard would allow for unlimited interrogation and arbitrary detention of those who promulgate "unacceptable" ideas -- and heaven help you if you find yourself on the wrong side of the line of unacceptability. It would effectively annul the freedom of expression enshrined as "fundamental" in our Liberal-made Charter of Rights. (Those attacking
This freedom, and the limits to which it is subject, are part of the same legislative and judicial legacy. The wise and logically unimpeachable rule
It is nonsense to suggest that reining in human rights legislation, and leaving the policing of hate speech up to the actual police, would be some sort of treason to the legacy of Trudeauvian liberalism. Keith