Section 13 has been Repealed! Bill C-304 passed Third Reading in the Senate
News is just breaking across Twitter that the Senate of Canada has finally passed third-reading on Bill C-304, which is an Act to repeal the censorship provision – Section 13 of the Canadian "Human Rights" Act.
Section 13 makes it an offence to "likely" "expose" privileged groups to "hatred and/or contempt." There are NO defences under Section 13! Even truth and intent are considered irrelevant to a finding of discrimination. The law was enacted in 1977 in order to silence a man named John Ross Taylor for messages he recorded onto his telephone answering machine. In the intervening 32 years, not a single person who has been hauled up on Section 13 charges has ever been acquitted - a 100% conviction rate. Section 13 has been used and abused since its inception.
Here are a few selected Tweets about it:
More information to come tonight as information is posted to the Senate's website.
You can see Brian Storseth's testimony from yesterday Senate committee on Bill C-304 and why Section 13 is such an affront to freedom and liberty
June 25, 2013: MP Brian Storseth testifies before Senate on why Section 13 needs to be repealed
Watch his full testimony at: http://youtu.be/FlEcUL2HE0U
This is a great day for Freedom!