Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Goodbye, Section 13...

We hated you more than you could know! Dare we hope that finally a clause that allowed "hurt feelings" will finally go into the dumpster of bad ideas? Write your MP's to make them understand the importance of scraping this nonsense clause.


A Tory MP plans to introduce legislation as early as Friday calling for the repeal of a section in the federal human rights code banning hate speech over the Internet.
Despite being a backbencher, Brian Storseth is convinced the bill will succeed because nearly every Tory MP opposes Section 13, and he believes the Harper government wants to see it repealed.
"Section 13 suppresses the basic right to freedom of speech in our society that is guaranteed under the Charter of Rights & Freedoms," said Mr. Storseth, who represents the Alberta riding of Westlock-St. Paul.
 It's about time! Goodbye section 13, you perverted our Canadian values by allowing petty people to use section 13 for their own gains. It deserves to be gone. Good riddance to bad legislation. Human rights were perverted by section 13.

The worst thing about it was that the lefties on the HRC's used that flawed law to persecute anyone who had a right leaning. They were the haters, hiding behind a bad policy. Witch hunters. 

6 comments:

MONSTER said...

I have property in that riding though I vote in the lefty area of Alberta (Edmonton-Strathcona).This fellow just earned himself some campaign help next time around.

bigcitylib said...

You're a day late to this. Looks like his "motion" is already being suppressed by Harper and Co.

hunter said...

Poor bigcitylib, reduced to trolling Conservative blogs. Sad.

Eskimo said...
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Eskimo said...

I think it's absurd from the get-go that Section 13 effectively represents an official government "Department of Hurt Feelings".

JR said...

Good for Mr. Storseth, but I'll believe it when I see it. There are too many risk-averse Conservatives in high places - not to mention a 'human rights' bureaucracy loaded with nimrods who think like bigcityglib.

I hope I'm wrong but examples like the not-yet-elected, 'far-right-wing' Wildrose backpeddling fuel my pessimism.

On the other hand, maybe if SunTV viewership takes off maybe some spines will be stiffened.