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Huffington Post slams new freedom of speech law in Canada
examiner.com ^ | 06/10/2012 | Kyle Rogers

Posted on 06/10/2012 7:02:28 PM PDT by massmike

The Canadian Conservative party just passed C-304, the Protecting Freedom Bill, through the House of Commons. If passed by the Senate, the bill would bring American style freedom of speech rights to Canadians.

Currently the Canadian government has a commission that decides what Canadians can and can not say. Numerous Canadians have been fined for "speech crimes." The commission is seen as a relic of the Soviet Union by conservatives. The commission has also been accused of carrying out politically motivated vendettas. Prominent Canadian leaders have even used the commission to try to intimidate Americans, such as Ann Coulter, from speaking in Canada.

Canadians are even banned from stating certain opinions in private conversations if the conversation takes place over the phone.

The Huffington Post called the passing of C-304 by the House "a moment of glee for white supremacists," and "a step towards a more racist, less tolerant Canada."

The Huffington Post polled its readers and found 65% are opposed to freedom of speech in Canada. It seems the editorial staff at the Huffington Post, and 65% of Huffington Post readers, opposes America-style 1st amendment rights for Canada.

If they oppose free speech for Canadians, how do they feel about the 1st Amendment in the United States?

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


TOPICS: Canada; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: freespeechlaws; huffingtonpost; racecard

1 posted on 06/10/2012 7:02:37 PM PDT by massmike
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To: massmike

Well for the HuffingtonPuffington Post it’s free speech for me and not for thee. All these leftist liberals want to say whatever they want to but god help you if you defy them with your opinion.


2 posted on 06/10/2012 7:07:04 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: Clive

Canada ping.


3 posted on 06/10/2012 7:07:04 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: massmike

Slavery by choice. I guess I should be amazed.


4 posted on 06/10/2012 7:07:20 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers?" - Augustine of Hippo)
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To: massmike

Freedom from offensive speech (AKA hate speech) is nothing new for the progressives.


5 posted on 06/10/2012 7:10:11 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: massmike

I had to think about this for a minute.....
cuz...

People who think like those at Huffpo, should STFU....


6 posted on 06/10/2012 7:14:15 PM PDT by G Larry (Criminals thrive on the indulgence of society's understanding)
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To: massmike

The retards who see racism in every puff od smoke will hoisted on their own petard one day. They’ll still be using that meme when there are no whites left in Canada.


7 posted on 06/10/2012 7:19:39 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: massmike

The real crime is this: “...the Canadian government has a commission that decides what Canadians can and can not say.”

Beware of the maxtrix, thought control will be next.


8 posted on 06/10/2012 7:21:26 PM PDT by This I Wonder32460
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To: massmike

Lefties mourn the demise of tyranny. No news here.


9 posted on 06/10/2012 7:25:28 PM PDT by matt1234 (Bring back the HUAC.)
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To: massmike

>>The Huffington Post polled its readers and found 65% are opposed to freedom of speech in Canada. It seems the editorial staff at the Huffington Post, and 65% of Huffington Post readers, opposes America-style 1st amendment rights for Canada.<<

The one thing the left cannot allow — freedom of speech. It is garlic to their vampirism...


10 posted on 06/10/2012 7:32:09 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: massmike

http://www.steynonline.com/4409/gagging-us-softly

“Restrictions on freedom of speech undermine the foundations of justice, including the bedrock principle: equality before the law.”

Freedom of speech—along with the freedoms of press, religion, assembly and to petition for grievances—is acknowledged as guaranteed from encroachment by government in the 1st amendment to the US Constitution for a reason.

Immediately following it is the 2nd Amendment, or `fail-safe’ amendment, which recognizes only one God-given right.

As Churchill put it, `Better to jaw-jaw than war-war.’


11 posted on 06/10/2012 7:37:02 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: SkyDancer

Of course. They would prefer to exterminate you for thoughtcrime, but will settle for financial and legal ruination then ostracism.

The older I get the simpler and more apparent the truth becomes: collectivism is evil.


12 posted on 06/10/2012 7:47:21 PM PDT by Robert Teesdale
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To: massmike

Huffington Post is the single most restrictive site outside of China and Iran.


13 posted on 06/10/2012 7:50:10 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I trust Sarah Palin, Dick Cheney, Cain, Perry, Bachman : I trust their judgment on their 2012 pick.)
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To: massmike

Good to know that Canucks may soon be able to discuss honestly about Muslims, gays, liberals, commies, etc....

Scary that HuffPo is so anti-free speech


14 posted on 06/10/2012 7:54:13 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (CNN ratings are so down, Ted Turner asked the UN for relief)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Huffpo: `Speech for me, but not for thee.’

When they speak, it’s `taking a brave stand;’ but when we speak, it’s white racists and hate speech.

Read some of Steyn’s other stuff (cite provided above) on this issue if you want to see how frustrating it has been for him dealing with entrenched lefty ideological cant, prejudice and bigotry.


15 posted on 06/10/2012 8:08:11 PM PDT by tumblindice (Our new, happy lives.)
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To: massmike

16 posted on 06/10/2012 8:12:16 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Robert Teesdale

As far as I’m concerned the media is dead. I’ll pick up my bits and pieces of news off the internet where I can judge for myself. The American media either slants news or does not report anything against Liberals or Democrats. That’s both TV news and their web sites.


17 posted on 06/10/2012 8:14:16 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Talent Without Ambition Is Sad - Ambition Without Talent Is Worse")
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To: NoLibZone

Huffington Post sucks donkey rectums...


18 posted on 06/10/2012 8:15:00 PM PDT by Sir Francis Dashwood ("Arjuna, why have you have dropped your bow???")
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To: massmike

These Cretin’s just can’t wait to shed their phony light and reveal the beast beneath.

Lord says I have to Love them anyway...hate their works.

They only want you to share in their collective pain.


19 posted on 06/10/2012 8:16:48 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: massmike

Ariana Huffington’s husband decided to be gay, rather than to be (argh) ‘joined’ to her.

That’s gotta hurt.


20 posted on 06/10/2012 9:39:36 PM PDT by mkjessup (Eternal Vigilance (aka FReeper Tom Hoefling) has my vote for President in 2012.)
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To: massmike; conniew; backhoe
It seems the editorial staff at the Huffington Post, and 65% of Huffington Post readers, opposes America-style 1st amendment rights for Canada.

As I recall, wasn't it HuffPo's darling, Queen Hillary, that uttered the mantra "We need to put a gatekeeper on the internet!"?

Ping for Canadian FREEDOM!

21 posted on 06/10/2012 10:13:01 PM PDT by brityank (The more I learn about the Constitution, the more I realise this Government is UNconstitutional !!)
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To: massmike

Hate speech laws are unAmerican, Huff-n-Puff.


22 posted on 06/10/2012 10:53:38 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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