Friday, November 18, 2011

Ding Dong! The HRC Section 13 Is Dead!

I'm loving this government. First the long gun registry is up for death by uselessness. Then the CWB loses it's monopsony power to jail our western farmers. They of course, like any good lefties, are whining to the courts, with our tax dollars. Violent criminals might actually get enough time in jail to understand that they did something wrong, thanks to a crime bill the lefties can't stand, because those poor, poor criminals didn't really mean to rape that women, or shoot that kid. Now, the next piece has fallen into place, the striking of the offensive section 13 from the HRC book of tricks.  No longer will people get persecuted for free speech because someone is "offended"!

The problem for censorshipminded activists is that proving hate speech in court is hard. Courts tend to abridge Charter rights such as freedom of expression only in the most extreme cases. It is unlikely that an antiimmigration screed on the Internet or a controversial editorial cartoon would prompt a real judge to shut down a website or fine a blogger. That's why most activists prefer to rely on Sec. 13 of the CHRA and its provincial counterparts (which should also be written out of the law), instead of the criminal code.
Now, real judges will hear real cases of hate speech, not the biased HRC employees. Now, a blogger stating their opinion on an issue will not have to worry about being hauled before the HRC for someone with "hurt" feelings. Kudos to this government for acting on this issue. Now, if "Red Ali" wants to keep Conservative votes, she will get rid of this odious section in Alberta's HRC, but I'm not holding my breath, not with what I have seen of her so far. 

Finally Ezra is seeing his dream come true!

H/T to Small Dead Animals.


Southern Quebec said...

Why would anyone care about Ezra? Srsly...

Blame Crash said...

And the answer is! "The thousands and thousands of people who watch his show".
I win! Now where's my prize?

Roy Elsworth said...

this was a stupid law that Svend Robinson got in with the help of the liberals. was to protect Gay people. that's all it was originally brought in for. and then Sven years later starts to steal things and gets away with it he should have been charged. also he should have been charged for aiding and abedding in a Murder.

Southern Quebec said...

Wow, Roy! Y'all got issues with teh gays?

"Aiding and abedding" has just become an Internet classic!

:). god bless you, Roy!

Roy Elsworth said...

I have no issue with gays I have an issue on how it's going beyond gays. and I knew this was going to happen when it was brought in. I remember some members trying to. add in it to protect from gays and lesbians but nope the government voted it down at the time. and svend was there when this doctor gave a youth and asia shot to sue rodreguez which is murder.

Roy Elsworth said...

Errrr sorry some members of the Canadian Alliance.

hunter said...

Roy, SQ is the only lefty troll who still posts on my blog, pay no mind.

I think she really wants to be a Conservative, but her brain isn't wired properly for it. As an accountant, you would think that logic and facts would be easy for her, alas, not so much, but we are slowly wearing her down.

She loves dogs, so how bad can she be?

Southern Quebec said...

"youth and Asia"

Please tell me you're kidding, Roy...please.