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.

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To those who like to argue that Islam is a religion of piece and those who wish to support terror and or kill Jews simply because they are Jews, this story out of Canada reported by CBC news:

Imam calling for Jews to be killed in sermon at Montreal mosque draws police complaint

Larger Muslim community wants apology from mosque and wonders why controversial imam was invited to preach

and at the Daily Mail

Outrage as Jordanian imam ‘recites anti-Semitic religious verse calling for Jewish people to be killed’ during sermon at Montreal mosque

  • A Jewish advocacy group filed a complaint Monday in Montreal, Canada
  • Spoke out against a sermon given by Sheikh Muhammad bin Musa Al Nasr
  • Jordanian cleric is believed to have been invited as a guest to the mosque
  • Quoted a verse that says: ‘O Muslim, O servant of Allah, O Muslim, O servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him’
  • The larger Muslim community has condemned the use of the verse and urged the mosque to apologize 

But in the rush to congratulate the larger Canadian Muslim community on demonstrating their outrage and tolerance themselves on showing how tolerant the media reporting this story are missing two important points. Today let’s deal with the first one:

Where was the outrage of Muslims WHEN IT HAPPENED?

The CBC story states

The sermon took place at the Dar Al-Arqam Mosque in the city’s Saint-Michel neighbourhood on Dec. 23, 2016.

That means this imam spoke three months ago to a crowd of listeners at a Mosque in Canada. If you look at the listeners in the video, did you see people objecting? Did you see people complaining, did you see anyone raising a hand in dissent or even looking uncomfortable? Did any of them run to the Newspapers or even send them a letter saying how outraged they were over the event?


Furthermore note what follows

The video was posted to the mosque’s YouTube channel three days later.

So since December 26th this video has been out there in plain sight (at least until this report, I wasn’t able to find it myself) and for some reason neither the folks at the Mosque nor any other Canadian Muslim who happened to watch the video during that time was all that outraged, Nor did any of the Muslims who viewed it, even if they might have agreed with it, think to say to the folks at the Mosque in question: “You know you might want to take that down as it doesn’t reflect well on us.”

Why, I submit and suggest because Canada’s Muslim community didn’t have a problem with it until it became known to non-Muslims and was plastered all over the web so every non-Muslim out there could see Islam preached as it is, by an Imam who knows his faith to an audience of believers completely unfazed by what they are hearing.

That’s when suddenly Muslims in Canada not only made it a point to condemn it to the press, but according to the Daily Mail calling themselves victims:

Another imam, Ziad Asali, firmly condemned the use of the verse.
‘I do not understand how this person was invited to come and give a sermon and spread this hatred in Montreal against any community,’ he told CBC.
‘To use the themes of the Prophet to spread hatred is actually something that is disrespectful towards the Prophet himself.’
Asali also spoke out against any mosque spreading extremist messages.
‘These people, not only do they show hatred towards non-Muslims, they even show hatred to us Muslims,’ he added

Yup, nothing shows hatred to Muslims like the quoting a Hadith of Islam by an Imam of Islam to a group of Muslims.

That the CBC didn’t find this nasty bit of weaseling, worth questioning says something, both about Muslims in Canada and the press that enables them, but there is something worse, but that comes tomorrow.

Closing thought: Canada has no first amendment and considers such speech unlawful so while I consider such laws unjust they had better damn well apply them equally to those who profess Islam as to those who profess Christianity in its many forms.

But if it was up to me as a big first amendment guy if this Imam wants to quote stuff like this and people want to hear him I say it let him because of the principles of freedom of speech and freedom of religion demand it. And By the same token people like me must be free to not only expose him these words, but be free to publicly critique and rebuke him, all those who follow him for expressing such things free to condemn his religion as false and wrong. He has the right to offend, we have the right to express our offense and offend him right back.

The easiest way to find who you are enslaved to is to discover who you are not allowed to offend by penalty of law.

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You know we are constantly being told that if we stop illegal immigration we will hurt our economy horribly, that illegal immigration brings wealth and prosperity with it, how illegal immigrants do the jobs that American won’t do, pay taxes and add to the greatness and richness of America

That being the case I guess Canada should be looking forward to a new Golden Age of prosperity!

Jean-Pierre Fortin, president of the Customs and Immigration Union, said he believes there are more illegal crossings taking place than officials are aware of. One port in Quebec has experienced a particularly large number of asylum-seekers and illegal immigrants – the Saint Bernard Lecolle in the small town of Emerson, Manitoba, just outside of Montreal.   Fortin said that last week alone, at least 200 immigrants entered the country illegally near the Lecolle port. He said the influx began in November 2016 – the month Donald Trump was elected president.

And apparently cold weather and snow aren’t stopping them

At least 450 people crossed illegally in January and February, despite bitter cold that usually discourages such traffic, government officials said. In all of last year, the total was 2,400

In fact we can already see signs of the jobs and prosperity beginning!

Fortin says to properly protect the border from illegal crossings — those not done at official ports of entry — his union would like to see the government reinstate 1,053 jobs cut by the previous government. He would also like to see the government change its policy so border officers can chase anyone who crosses without going through a port of entry. He says right now CBSA has to call in the RCMP. “We’re not even allowed to chase them,” Fortin said. “The RCMP doesn’t have the resources and what we’re asking the government at this point in time, we want to make sure that we should be closing that gap. We should have border guards actually patrolling these [areas].”

Well that would certainly mean jobs and prosperity for those laid off border agents.  And pretty soon they’ll be benefits for all!

“Now we have (mostly) single people coming across. We will have families and we will have many people coming across when the weather improves.” Refugee claimants must wait 30 days before they can apply for a work permit and some government benefits. Until then, they are given shelter and other help by non-profit agencies.

In fact there is so much prosperity on the way coming from all over… 

In B.C., there has been a 60-per-cent increase in the number of refugee claimants in the last 12 months compared to the previous one-year period. Most are Iraqi Kurds and Afghans, and there were also 18 undocumented Latin Americans from Guatemala, Honduras and Venezuela who recently crossed the Canada-U.S. border, immigration agencies said. The number of Mexican claimants is also starting to rise in B.C

…that the Canadian cabinet is meeting over it!

Federal cabinet ministers are set for an in-depth discussion this week of the practical and political pressures being placed on the Liberal government by a rising number of asylum seekers in Canada.

Doubtless the cabinet is meeting to discuss what to do with all this prosperity that has already come and is coming.

Border security, RCMP and immigration officials have been running scenarios to prepare for the possibility that a relative winter trickle of illegal immigration into Canada could turn into a spring flood.

Watch for the omens,  as soon as the snow melts a new Golden Age of prosperity will flow into Canada!

I’m sure our northern neighbors are very pleased but even more pleased will be celebreaties from the south, upset over the recent election and the enforcement of immigration law in the US.  All of this means when they finally keep their vows to leave America for Canada all of the folks that they fought so hard to keep in the US will be waiting for them north of the border, ready to usher in a new golden age of prosperity!

It’s a good thing all those countries these folks left didn’t realize how much prosperity they brought with them, otherwise they would have done all they could to keep them, lucky for Canada they haven’t caught on yet.

I sure hope Canada’s new found wealth doesn’t change them.


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Wasn’t it just a few years ago when the Government of Canada was doing it’s best to repress Mark Steyn and Ezra Levant for daring to suggest that  maybe, just maybe Jihadist type might be a danger?

And then we see this headline in Canada:

Attack on Ottawa: PM Harper cites terrorist motive

I thoroughly condemn the attacks on Canada by Islamists. Not only are they evil, barbaric and contrary to the laws of was,but given all that Canada did to stop people from speaking out against radical Islam it shows a profound ingratitude.

And that’s just beyond the pale.

Closing thought: It’s a damn good thing Canada did all it could to stop people who tried to warn them about Islamic terror or something even worse might have happened.

Update:  RS McCain:

We learn that Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the terrorist killed in his attack Thursday on the Canadian Parliament building in Ottawa, was both mentally ill and a convert to Islam:

Well that would explain it, he’s crazy.  Why else would a muslim attack a country that has been so protective of Islamic radicals within it’s borders?  I mean, it’s just not cricket.

Update 2:  I should point out neither Pam Geller nor Robert Spencer had an easy time in Canada either.

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By John Ruberry

President Obama may soon find out what how it feels to be un-upped by Canada in a hockey-style shootout.

Since his inauguration nearly six years ago, Obama has been dragging his feet in regards to approving the Keystone XL pipeline. The proposed pipeline will bring much-needed petroleum from our friends in Alberta in Canada to the United States, which will lessen our need to import oil from hostile regimes such as Venezuela and Saudi Arabia. I can’t imagine America buying oil from the Islamic State, but more oil on the market means cheaper prices, which will of course harm ISIS and bolster our national security.

The northern segment of Keystone will pass through the Dakotas and Nebraska. There is a smattering of local opposition in the Cornhusker State and some legal obstacles, but let’s be clear: Obama, the man who bragged earlier this year that he doesn’t need Congress to make things happen because, “I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone,” would have found a way to break ground for Keystone XL by now if that’s what he wanted.

But Obama is of course more concerned about the needs of his wealthy environmentalist donors, who either believe that the era of fossil fuels is over or that the use of this Canadian oil will contribute to global warming. Obama, who once promised to heal the planet, is on the verge of being outmaneuvered.

TransCanada Corp., the mover behind Keystone, is strongly considering an-all Canada pipeline for the Alberta petroleum, Energy East, the terminus of which will be at St. John, New Brunswick on the Atlantic Ocean. The oil can be shipped from there to America or to western Europe, which will be welcomed with open spigots by countries fed up with buying petroleum from Vladimir Putin’s Russia.Canada

Bloomberg News is reporting that the supporters of Energy East are very confident that it will be built. A proposed western Canadian pipeline could still be constructed, although that route faces opposition from some Canadian First Nations people.

But if Keystone is built, it will mean up to 40,000, good paying–and are you reading this Obama?–union jobs. If the new pipeline from Alberta never crosses American soil, those jobs will taken by Canadians. Meanwhile, we have to go back to the sad Jimmy Carter years to find a time where the American labor participation rate has been lower than it is now.

I can imagine Obama looking north soon, as Jay Gatsby did from West Egg at the green light at the end of Tom and Daisy Buchanan’s pier, at those thousands of new jobs north of the border.

The last words are for the environmentalists: Despite your numerous protests and your arm-twisting of Obama, that oil is going to be pumped from the sands of Alberta whether you like it or not. Your Canadian War is over.

You lost.

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Another big win in the culture wars for the left as the Supreme Court of Canada has legalized Prostitution.

Canada’s highest court struck down the country’s anti-prostitution laws Friday, a victory for sex workers who had argued that a ban on brothels and other measures made their profession more dangerous. The ruling drew criticism from the conservative government and religious leaders.

Now by that argument I expect drug dealers, robbers armed and unarmed and and Car Jackers to make the same appeal but in fairness because it is an illegal business prostitutes are subject to intimidation and or violence from Pimps and Johns will now be alleviated and if we are lucky it should make the sexual slavery harder (I suspect it will not).

But now the Sex Trade workers have some new things to look forward to.

Taxes:  Hey you now have a legal business, that means that money has to be reported and claimed, or else.

Regulation:  You might not have to worry about your pimp but now that your job is legal it will be regulated, after all if a guy catches a disease from you, there can be a lawsuit.  If you mess up a marriage then as you are a business you might be supportable to a lawsuit.

Insurance:  OK it’s not as bad as paying protection money but now you are going to need insurance to cover illness, legal fees, lawsuits and while the Insurance company won’t break your legs if you don’t pay or violate terms wait till you find yourself not covered.

Inspections:  If you have regulations then you have inspections, sanitary conditions, medical standards, non-smoking etc etc etc.

Discrimination:  Hey remember when you didn’t want to do that weird thing or you weren’t interesting in homosexual sex or you that John was just too smelly or dirty that you didn’t want to deal with him.  Well tough, don’t you know that you can’t discriminate against a potential customer?

Legal Fees:  OK this isn’t so bad you likely had to deal with lawyers anyways so but now instead of innocent vs proven guilty where the advantage is yours to civil suits when the advantage could go anywhere.

Competition:  With this business legalized the stigma is gone, what are you going to do when high school and college women figure out they can earn a hell of a lot more per hour than they would at McDonalds by making me pay instead of giving it away?  How are you going to compete with those younger more willing women willing to undercut your price and what happens if other women decide not to follow all the normal laws and undercut you anyway?

Now if you were in a situation where there was physical danger these trades off might be acceptable but in the end everything costs something.

Time to pay up.

This sounds a tad odd:

Toronto Police won’t say how they’ll handle an anti-Islamist firebrand set to give a speech in the city — after police in Thornhill forced a rabbi to cancel her scheduled talk at a synagogue there.

Pamela Geller, a controversial speaker best known for protesting a planned mosque near Ground Zero in New York and plastering that city’s subway system with anti-jihad ads, will speak May 13 at the Toronto Zionist Centre, a pro-Israel rental space located on Marlee Ave., near Lawrence Ave. W. and the Allen Expy.

Handle why would they have to Handle a speech, doesn’t Canada have free Free Speech?:

York Regional Police threatened to remove a rabbi as one of the force’s chaplains if he hosted a controversial anti-Islamist speaker at his Thornhill, Ont., synagogue.

Insp. Ricky Veerappan of the force’s diversity, equity and inclusion bureau, confirmed he and officers from the force’s hate crimes unit met with Rabbi Mendel Kaplan of the Chabad Flamingo Synagogue on Tuesday.

They expressed concern about an upcoming talk to be given by Pamela Geller, a vocal critic of radical Islam. She’s protested past plans to build a mosque near Ground Zero in New York City, and has posted anti-jihad messages in that city’s subway system.

Subsequent to his meeting with police, Kaplan cancelled Geller’s May 13 talk, which was sponsored by the Jewish Defence League (JDL) — a hard-line advocacy group which had rented space in Kaplan’s synagogue for the event.

Apparently not

this line from Inclusion Inspector Veerappan is particularly revolting:

Some of the stuff that Ms. Geller speaks about runs contrary to the values of York Regional Police.

Get lost, creep. In free societies, a constabulary isn’t there to enforce its “values”, it’s there to uphold the law. This man is unfit for his job.

Apparently Canada is not as free a society as you think.

Two thoughts: How afraid must these people be of Pam Geller to go to such lengths to silence her?

And finally A few days ago I saw a piece about why it’s a good idea for young educated Americans to move abroad because people are dying to hire them and they can live like kings on a pay that gets you little here. It concluded thus:

It’s time to get over the hype, move beyond the overblown cultural differences within the human species, and to get over, as Hitchens quotes Freud as saying, “the narcissism of the small difference.”

I agree in one sense, people are the same all over, but laws aren’t the same, and the 1st Amendment just plain doesn’t exist.

Things are a lot harder here but I’d think long and hard before I’d advise my sons to live somewhere where they can be arrested or pressured for speaking their mind.


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Progress in securing rights and opportunities for women in Islam have been few and far between yet another lady has shown that Jihad is one area where women continue to challenge the glass ceiling.

A Quebec activist who fought the stereotyping of Muslims was charged with supporting terrorism on Friday after an RCMP investigation linked her to an alleged scheme to smuggle weapons to Hezbollah in Lebanon.

Mouna Diab, 26, was charged with committing a crime “for the benefit of, at the direction of, or in association with a terrorist group,” the RCMP said in a statement. She faces a possible life sentence if convicted.

The Laval woman was arrested at Montreal’s Trudeau airport last year and accused of violating an international arms embargo targeting Lebanon, but police added the far more serious terrorism charge on Friday.

I am women here I come watch me go and run some guns…

Update: It does make sense in one respect, women have been a major part of the Israeli armed forces for years.

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Some great news via Ace of Spades HQ from Canada:

The Conservative government voted late Wednesday to repeal controversial sections of the Canadian Human Rights Act banning hate speech over the telephone or Internet.

In a vote of 153 to 136, the majority Harper government supported a private member’s bill from Alberta Conservative MP Brian Storseth that would scrap Section 13 of the human rights code, which deals with complaints regarding “the communication of hate messages by telephone or on the Internet

There are two basic problems with “hate speech” laws. The first being that such laws restrict free expression, the solution for speech that is disliked being more speech the 2nd invariably “hate speech” becomes defined as “speech someone hates”.

For the same reason I dislike “hate crimes” as well. By all means punish crime, assault, robbery murder, but once you have something classified as a “hate” crime, you are punishing thought which seems to me a violation of basic human rights.

There is no greater tyranny than the state trying to control a person’s thoughts.


In my last post I mentioned we would not have to wait to tweak the MSM over “climate change”, naturally readers might have thought I was talking about the new batch of e-mails. Nope I’m talking about another story that the MSM is giving no attention to:

BBC: Nov 28th 2011

Canada will not make further cuts in its greenhouse gas emissions under the Kyoto Protocol, and may begin formally withdrawing next month.

AP Nov 28th 2011:

As U.N. climate negotiations opened in South Africa, CTV News in Canada reported that Ottawa will announce its formal withdrawal from the Kyoto accord next month.

Environment Minister Peter Kent said Monday he would neither confirm or deny the report. Kent says it isn’t the day to make an announcement.

Vancouver Sun Dec 3 2011:

Kent has described Kyoto as an agreement of the “past” and that Canada, as with Japan and Russia, will not take on new targets beyond the existing commitment period that ends in 2012.

Mohau Pheko, South Africa’s high commissioner to Canada, said she was particularly disturbed by Kent’s recent suggestions that he would take a hard line approach against developing nations and challenge founding principles of the existing international climate change agreements that require developed countries to take responsibility for causing the environmental threat over the past 150 years.

You just try to find that as a headline on CBCNBCABCMSNBCCNN news broadcast.

I know Rush gave Al Gore another 4 years or so but I don’t think this house of cards is going to make it that far no matter what the media chooses to report or no.