Monday, February 9, 2009

That sinking feeling: Tories "reviewing" Human Rights Act again...

Why do I always feel so uneasy whenever I read about new Tory plans to review the Canadian Human Rights Act?

"Brian Storseth, a Conservative MP, has asked the Commons justice committee to review Section 13 of the act, which contains provisions that deal with hate messages. Mr. Storseth also wants the committee to review the mandate of the commission itself."

That last line is key. Therein lies my reason for unease: stripping the public of the right to complain about hate propaganda in the CHRA is just an excuse to launch a broader assault on the human rights protections in general. The folks pushing for this have a much darker agenda and it's not about protecting freedom of expression or due process...

1 comment:

Tiny Perfect Blog said...

Reason number 6,234 why the Liberals shouldn't prop up the Harper government.