…and a little more from Mark Steyn

Posted: March 25, 2010 by datechguy in internet/free speech
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As the debate about Canada continues in my comments Mark Steyn points to another gem in Canada’s love affair with free speech:

On Monday Mr. Earle, a stand-up comedian of conventionally Trudeaupian views, goes on trial at the British Columbia “Human Rights” Tribunal for putting down two hecklers at his nightclub act. They were, alas for him, of the lesbian persuasion, and so he is now charged with “homophobia.” What a wretched embarrassment to a once free society.

Hey their country their rules and they will have to live with it.

Update: Via Robert Stacy (who will see her later this week) we have Ann’s Answer in her column, the conclusion?

If a university official’s letter accusing a speaker of having a proclivity to commit speech crimes before she’s given the speech — which then leads to Facebook postings demanding that Ann Coulter be hurt, a massive riot and a police-ordered cancellation of the speech — is not hate speech, then there is no such thing as hate speech.

Five Feet of Fury is all over this.

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