Saturday, September 13, 2008

National Citizens Coalition: Stop the Free Speech Police

Stop the Free Speech Police

An 80 year-old man is jailed for having an objectionable answering machine message.

A weekly magazine is brought before a legal tribunal because of an editorial cartoon.

A pastor is given a gag order and is forced to renounce his religious beliefs.

This sort of thing can’t happen in Canada, right?

Think again!

Everyday Canada’s Human Rights Commissions hear ludicrous case that have nothing to do with the basic rights and freedoms provided to us under the Charter.

Instead of hearing cases of true discrimination, our Human Rights Commissions have evolved into absurd theatre productions designed to protect people’s feelings and censor free speech at the taxpayers expense.

Annually, these commissions cost Canadian taxpayers approximately $68 million. That is $68 million of your money creating an atmosphere of political correctness gone mad.

Human Rights Commissions have outlived their usefulness in Canada. Given that we are all treated equally under the law, these kangaroo courts should be abolished completely!

The belief in free speech has always been one of the guiding principles of the National Citizens Coalition. I am sure you agree that the protection of this basic right is a battle that must be won.

Through radio spots, billboards and web video’s we are going to make sure that the abolition of Human Rights Commissions is part of the national debate during this federal election - and that it continues to be part of the agenda long after the polls have closed on election day.

It’s time to end the censorship of the extremist Canadian Human Rights Commission!

Stop Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act