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Breakthrough: Canadian government backs repeal of ‘hate speech’ clause
LifeSiteNews ^ | 11-18-11 | Patrick B. Craine

Posted on 11/18/2011 12:54:35 PM PST by ReformationFan

OTTAWA, Ontario, November 18, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Canada’s federal government has officially backed a private members bill seeking to repeal a controversial ‘hate speech’ provision that has been used to prosecute Christians and other conservatives for years.

In response to a question on Wednesday by Conservative MP Brian Storseth (Westlock-St. Paul, AB), who introduced the bill to repeal section 13 of the Canada Human Rights Act on September 30, Justice Minister Rob Nicholson signaled what is likely the clause’s death knell.

The ruling Conservatives have a sizeable majority in both houses and the bill is also expected to draw some support from the opposition benches.

“Our government believes that section 13 is not an appropriate or effective means for combatting hate propaganda. We believe the Criminal Code is the best vehicle to prosecute these crimes,” he told the House of Commons during Question Period.

“I say to the opposition, get on side with the media,” he continued. “Maclean’s magazine, the National Post and even the Toronto Star say this section should go.”

(Excerpt) Read more at lifesitenews.com ...


TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antihatespeechlaws; brianstorseth; canada; craine; ezralevant; freedomofspeech; freespeech; hatespeech; marksteyn; patrickbcraine; religiousfreedom; religiousliberty; storseth
Some good news for free speech for our neighbors to the north.
1 posted on 11/18/2011 12:54:42 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: ReformationFan

Indeed, this is a good sign.


2 posted on 11/18/2011 12:57:28 PM PST by DemforBush (Send lawyers, guns, and money. Dad get me out of this!)
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To: ReformationFan

Now all they need is a 2nd amendment.


3 posted on 11/18/2011 1:08:22 PM PST by samtheman
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To: ReformationFan

Does this mean they will stop persecuting Christians, comedians, columnists and others?


4 posted on 11/18/2011 1:11:11 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: ReformationFan

They’re suppose to be doing away with the gun registry too.


5 posted on 11/18/2011 1:12:19 PM PST by apillar
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To: apillar

The government did.

Its likely in the Senate. Once the senate goes over it, checking for flaws, it will then be sent back to the House to become voted into law.


6 posted on 11/18/2011 1:29:21 PM PST by Jonty30
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To: samtheman

Now all they need is a 2nd amendment.

I have lots of guns and tons of ammo to go with them ,bought before that Canadian Firearms Registry(blah)


7 posted on 11/18/2011 1:31:10 PM PST by molson209
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To: ReformationFan

Please, Mr. Clark won’t you be our President! Obama has already nullifed that foreign born thing.


8 posted on 11/18/2011 1:31:42 PM PST by RobbyS (Viva Christus Rex.)
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To: ReformationFan

Ah a day of fresh air. This combined with the unanimous court ruling that the people’s propositions in California deserve the weight and gravity voted for whether or not public officials agree with them or not. i.e. prop 8.


9 posted on 11/18/2011 1:36:58 PM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: ReformationFan

yes. yes. yes. Thank you Jesus and worldly warriors!!! :-D


10 posted on 11/18/2011 1:38:23 PM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: ReformationFan

Excellent news, eh?


11 posted on 11/18/2011 2:09:27 PM PST by mykroar (I believe in the simplistic notion that people who have wealth are entitled to keep it.)
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To: samtheman
Now all they need is a 2nd amendment.

And to start deporting ragheads that refuse to assimilate.

12 posted on 11/18/2011 2:28:26 PM PST by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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13 posted on 11/18/2011 3:32:26 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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Now all they need is a 2nd amendment.

If that happens and global warming kicks in I'm moving my Orchid farm to Saskatchewan if Obama gets re-elected.

14 posted on 11/18/2011 3:32:38 PM PST by Iron Munro (Ben Raines For President)
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15 posted on 11/18/2011 3:43:46 PM PST by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: ReformationFan

it’s the eastern elite, especially the quebecers that want a hate speech law because they hate everyone that’s not a francophile.


16 posted on 11/18/2011 4:03:06 PM PST by ken21
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17 posted on 11/18/2011 4:36:53 PM PST by fanfan (This is not my Father's Canada.)
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To: GeronL

Does this mean a pastor can preach the truth?


18 posted on 11/18/2011 5:46:52 PM PST by huldah1776
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To: ReformationFan

bttt


19 posted on 11/18/2011 6:41:53 PM PST by GOPJ ( Democrats are the only reason to vote for Republicans.... Will Rogers)
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21 posted on 11/18/2011 7:27:23 PM PST by Clive
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To: ReformationFan

Way to go, Canada...


23 posted on 11/19/2011 7:53:11 AM PST by GOPJ ( Democrats are the only reason to vote for Republicans.... Will Rogers)
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