Friday, November 7, 2008

Conservative Party 2008 Conference to Debate Resolution on removing Section 13

Conservative Party 2008 Conference to Debate Resolution on removing Section 13 (Internet censorship) Provision from the Canadian “Human Rights” Act

According to National Newswatch, the Conservative Party of Canada will be debating a very important resolution to repeal Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act, which is Canada’s shameful internet censorship legislation.

The Resolution is proposed by the Victoria and KelownaLake Country associations.

This historic resolution is part of the Policy Floor Resolutions, in “Canada’s Social and Democratic Framework” session. The resolution reads as follows:



Modify HRC Jurisdiction

PROPOSED BY VICTORIA AND KELOWNA - LAKE COUNTRY

iii) The Conservative Party supports legislation to remove authority from the Canadian Human Rights Commission and Tribunal to regulate, receive, investigate or adjudicate complaints related to Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act.


Resolutions will be discussed in Rooms 2 and 3 North – Ground Floor, on Friday November 14, 2008. From 8:30am to 12:00pm.

This is a very important resolution to protect our constitutionally protected right to freedom of speech, and all Conservative Party members are encouraged to vote in favour of this resolution.

More information:

National Newswatch: Conservative 2008 conference and a copy of the actual Resolution

Macleans Magazine: CPC ConventionWatch 2008: Now this is more like it!