Canada’s war on freedom of speech

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Canada's war on freedom of speech

Any­one believ­ing there’s free speech in Canada bet­ter think twice: The country’s ever-​expanding hate speech laws are killing what’s left of the most essen­tial lib­erty — most essen­tial because with­out free­dom of speech, there is no free­dom at all.

Two weeks ago,

Canada’s Sen­ate passed Bill C-​16, which puts “gen­der iden­tity” and “gen­der expres­sion” into both the country’s Human Rights Code, as well as the hate crime cat­e­gory of its Crim­i­nal Code by a vote of 6711, accord­ing to Life­Site­News. The bill now only needs royal assent from the gov­er­nor general.

The bill, which pur­ports to pro­tect peo­ple from dis­crim­i­na­tion, hate pro­pa­ganda and hate crimes, will pun­ish with fines and prison any­one not using gen­der­less pro­nouns on request.

In a nut­shell, polit­i­cal cor­rect­ness run amok.

Enter Gad Saad, The Gadfather:

Pro­fes­sors Gad Saad and Jor­dan Peter­son talk at length about the law’s effect,

(Parts 2 and 3. Watch them while you still can.)

Saad and Peter­son tes­ti­fied at the Sen­ate against Bill C-​16, since they both see it as a threat to intel­lec­tual diver­sity. Saad, con­sid­ered to be the founder of the field of evo­lu­tion­ary con­sump­tion, and Peter­son, who refuses to use gender-​neutral pro­nouns for trans­gen­der peo­ple, could be thrown in jail and finan­cially ruined for using a centuries-​old gram­mat­i­cal con­ven­tion in the course of their work.

You, dear reader, may be think­ing at this point, “so what?
That’s Canada for you, eh.”

Think again.

A Supreme Court of Canada rul­ing ordered Google Inc. to remove inter­na­tional search results. Scott Shack­ford explains:

What mat­ters inter­na­tion­ally in this case is the gov­ern­ment is forc­ing Google to remove links from searches regard­less of where the Inter­net user is. That is to say: Canada is demand­ing the author­ity to cen­sor the inter­net out­side of its phys­i­cal bor­ders and con­trol what peo­ple who are not Cana­dian cit­i­zens can find online.

Free­dom of speech is the ulti­mate right. That’s why it’s in peril.

Fausta Rodríguez Wertz writes on U. S. and Latin Amer­ica at Fausta’s blog.

Anyone believing there’s free speech in Canada better think twice: The country’s ever-expanding hate speech laws are killing what’s left of the most essential liberty – most essential because without freedom of speech, there is  no freedom at all.

Two weeks ago,

Canada’s Senate passed Bill C-16, which puts “gender identity” and “gender expression” into both the country’s Human Rights Code, as well as the hate crime category of its Criminal Code by a vote of 67-11, according to LifeSiteNews. The bill now only needs royal assent from the governor general.

The bill, which purports to protect people from discrimination, hate propaganda and hate crimes, will punish with fines and prison anyone not using genderless pronouns on request.

In a nutshell, political correctness run amok.

Enter Gad Saad, The Gadfather:

Professors Gad Saad and Jordan Peterson talk at length about the law’s effect,

(Parts 2 and 3. Watch them while you still can.)

Saad and Peterson testified at the Senate against Bill C-16, since they both see it as a threat to intellectual diversity. Saad, considered to be the founder of  the field of evolutionary consumption, and Peterson, who refuses to use gender-neutral pronouns for transgender people, could be thrown in jail and financially ruined for using a centuries-old grammatical convention in the course of their work.

You, dear reader, may be thinking at this point, “so what?
That’s Canada for you, eh.”

Think again.

A Supreme Court of Canada ruling ordered Google Inc. to remove international search results. Scott Shackford explains:

What matters internationally in this case is the government is forcing Google to remove links from searches regardless of where the Internet user is. That is to say: Canada is demanding the authority to censor the internet outside of its physical borders and control what people who are not Canadian citizens can find online.

Freedom of speech is the ultimate right. That’s why it’s in peril.

Fausta Rodríguez Wertz writes on U. S. and Latin America at Fausta’s blog.