M-446 Introduced to Protect Free Speech!

Just saw this posted on FD.  My good friend Leonard from Stand Your Ground picked it up.   Good find Leonard!

Keith Martin, Liberal MP for Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca has introduced a motion (M-446) calling on the Parliament to delete subsection 13(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act.

That’s the very same subsection which makes it a discriminatory practice for individuals or groups to communicate messages that are “likely to expose a person or persons to hatred or contempt”, as long as those persons “are identifiable on the basis of a prohibited ground of discrimination”. It therefore provides legal grounds for “human rights complaints” against those who say or publish anything the special interest groups may not agree with. The most recent victims to such complaints are: a journalist – Mark Steyn, a publisher – Ezra Levant and a political party leader – Ron Gray.

There’s no information yet on whether or not the motion will be placed in the order of precedence and voted on. But even if the motion is declared non-votable by the Committee, or voted down at later stages, it will allow us to see for ourselves which politicians and which political parties are willing (or unwilling) to defend our freedom of speech.

Keith Martin is a Liberal.  I never would have thought I would be thanking a Liberal, but I’m thanking him right now.  We should all write to Keith Martin and pledge our support and gratitude.   

Like, we need to be like piranha on meat with this, guys.  Buuuuulllog it!

3 thoughts on “M-446 Introduced to Protect Free Speech!

  1. Keith Martin used to be a member of the Reform party and later – of the Alliance. He became independent in 2003 when the party didn’t support his bill to legalize marijuana and re-elected as a Liberal in 2004 and 2006.

    But unlike other Liberals Keith Martin values freedom of speech. And unlike the Conservative party – he is not preoccupied with appealing to the moderate voters and he has the courage to do what’s right without worrying about the PC thugs accusing him of trying to roll back human rights.

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  3. While I applaud Mr. Martin’s attempt to remove Section 13 (1) of the Human Rights Act through Bill M446, everyone should be aware that a Private Member’s Bill and a snowball in Hell have much in common in terms of survival prospects.
    But, we can always hope.

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