Thursday, November 17, 2011

BREAKING: Over 20 Conservative MPs come out to support the Repeal of Section 13

BREAKING: Over 20 Conservative MPs come out to support the Repeal of Section 13

 

 

 

Back on September 30th, 2011 Conservative MP Brian Storseth (Westlock—St. Paul) introduced Private Members Bill C-304An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act (protecting freedom)”.  This bill would repeal the notorious Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act and strip the censorship powers from the fanatical Canadian Human Rights Commission and remove their ability to censor content on the Internet. At the time Mr. Storseth introduced his bill; he received a very warm welcome from freedom lovers all over Canada and also received very supportive editorials in the mainstream media. (here), (here), (here), (here), (here).  Even Calgary’s Catholic Bishop came out to support the bill.

 

Unfortunately Bill C-304 is not a government bill, so it has a limited chance to even pass. According to the Parliament of Canada Website, since 1910 only 235 private members bills have ever passed. (789 private members’ bills were introduced during the last Parliament alone, and only four received Royal Assent).  But this private members bill is a bit different!  Earlier today, Bill C-304 was to receive second reading before the House of Commons in Ottawa.  It appears to have been bumped from today’s agenda due to the jobs Act, but as part of the introduction of the private members bill, a list of “seconders” (supporters) was attached to Bill C-304. The “seconders” are Members of Parliament who have read the act and publically declared their support for it.  Such a lengthy list of seconders is literally unheard of for a private members bill.

 

Private member’s Bill C-304 has the announced support of:

 

  • Mr. Lemieux (Glengarry—Prescott—Russell)
  • Mr. Sorenson (Crowfoot),
  • Mr. Toet (Elmwood—Transcona),
  • Mr. Shipley (Lambton—Kent—Middlesex),
  • Mr. Clarke (Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River)
  • Mr. Miller (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound)
  • Mr. Richards (Wild Rose),  (…more)
  • Mr. Trost (Saskatoon—Humboldt),
  • Mr. Bruinooge (Winnipeg South),
  • Mr. Lunney (Nanaimo—Alberni)
  • Mr. Calkins (Wetaskiwin)
  • Mr. Chisu (Pickering—Scarborough East),  (…more)
  • Mrs. Smith (Kildonan—St. Paul),
  • Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake),
  • Mr. Payne (Medicine Hat)
  • Mr. Hiebert (South Surrey—White Rock—Cloverdale)
  • Mr. Kramp (Prince Edward—Hastings)
  • Mr. Breitkreuz (Yorkton—Melville)
  • Mr. Tweed (Brandon—Souris)
  • Mr. Sweet (Ancaster—Dundas—Flamborough—Westdale)

 

(The Journals Branch of the House of Commons limits the number of seconders for a bill to 20 members .. so dozens more may support this Bill, but are not listed)

 

 

Conservative MPs from coast to coast are lining up to support the repeal of radical censorship by the “Human Rights” Commission using Section 13.  With so many Conservative MPs speaking out for freedom, and the base of the Conservative Party overwhelmingly supporting the repeal of Section 13, why is the Prime Minister Stephen Harper not taking on Bill C-304 and making it a government bill?

 

While Harper might be speaking out, his MPs certainly are. Wild Rose MP Blake Richards issued a great press release on November 11, 2011 where he denounced Section 13 and it’s danger to freedom of expression.  He wrote that: “A section of Trudeau-era legislation that purports to defend human rights but which actually undermines one of those basic liberties – the freedom of expression I support the bill by my Conservative colleague Brian Storseth, the M.P. for Westlock-St. Paul, to repeal Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act. Section 13 is as flawed as it is subjective on the very issue of hate that it claims to combat, and it needs to go.” 

 

Richards continues: “Section 13 subjects citizens’ Charter freedoms of thought, belief, opinion and expression to the whims of those who want to suppress ideas they disagree with or find personally distasteful or offensive, but which do not necessarily constitute hate. The Supreme Court of Canada has indicated that Section 13 does not target expression that some may find offensive, but that hasn’t stopped Human Rights tribunals from accepting aggrieved persons’ sense of being offended as a basis for convictions.

 

Conservative MP Blake Richards sums up his press release with “Section 13 of the CHRA needs to be done away with and I will be voting in favour of repeal

 

Bravo to Richards and to the other Members of Parliament who are standing up for freedom and seeking to dismantle the tyranny of censorship, which Section 13 enforces.

 

 

-Marc Lemire

November 16, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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