clear
Saturday, 18 May 2019
The two sides of the 'free speech' coin
Share
clear

From Canadian Citizens for Charter Rights and Freedoms:

It goes without saying that the Canadian right to “free expression” entails the fundamental freedom to speak one’s mind without fear of censure or punishment by State authorities. The other less advertised aspect of “free speech”, however, entails the ability to have clear, unencumbered access to information or “expressive material and to hear and see information and opinions as protected by section 2(b) of the Charter”. This latter aspect of the two-sided “free speech” coin is being tested by two C3RF founding members in the form of Madeline Weld and Valerie Price (nee Thomas). Recall that they are taking the Ottawa Public Library (OPL) to task through a Divisional Court Judicial Review of the library’s decision to cancel the presentation of the documentary film, “Killing Europe” in November, 2017. By the way, if you’d like to support C3RF efforts to help Madeline and Valerie in their brave cause please consider our May, 2019 funding drive referenced below or accessed here.

 The film was controversial as it dealt with first hand, eye-witness accounts of the social dislocation caused by EU “open door”, mass migration policies. The wheels of justice truly move slowly, and while cross-examinations of both parties (Valerie and Madeline; CEO of OPL) took place on March 13th, the hearing for the legal arguments has not yet been scheduled. Fact remains; the case is central to the “free speech” debate in Canada as the right to “hear” opinions is just as essential to the maintenance of a free society as is the right to express them. Just look at what happens when the former right is short-shifted by a callous and self-serving government.  There are many examples in Canada including those that touch upon the nation’s security interests.

clear
Posted on 05/18/2019 5:21 AM by Geoffrey Clarfield
Comments
No comments yet.

Available on Amazon US
and Amazon UK


Available on Amazon
and Amazon UK.


Amazon donates to World Encounter Institute Inc when you shop at smile.amazon.com/ch/56-2572448. #AmazonSmile #StartWithaSmile

Subscribe

Categories

Adam Selene (1) A.J. Caschetta (6) Alexander Murinson (1) Andrew Harrod (2) Bat Ye'or (6) Brex I Teer (7) Brian of London (32) Christina McIntosh (861) Christopher DeGroot (2) Conrad Black (418) Daniel Mallock (4) David P. Gontar (7) David Solway (78) David Wemyss (1) Dexter Van Zile (74) Dr. Michael Welner (3) Emmet Scott (1) Eric Rozenman (3) Esmerelda Weatherwax (9321) Fergus Downie (2) Fred Leder (1) Friedrich Hansen (7) G. Murphy Donovan (59) Gary Fouse (118) Geert Wilders (13) Geoffrey Botkin (1) Geoffrey Clarfield (319) Hannah Rubenstein (3) Hossein Khorram (2) Hugh Fitzgerald (20800) Ibn Warraq (10) Ilana Freedman (2) James Como (18) James Robbins (1) James Stevens Curl (2) Janice Fiamengo (1) Jerry Gordon (2504) Jerry Gordon and Lt. Gen. Abakar M. Abdallah (1) Jesse Sandoval (1) John Constantine (119) John Hajjar (5) John M. Joyce (388) Jonathan Ferguson (1) Jonathan Hausman (4) Joseph S. Spoerl (10) Kenneth Lasson (1) Kenneth Timmerman (25) Lorna Salzman (9) Louis Rene Beres (37) Marc Epstein (7) Mark Anthony Signorelli (11) Mark Durie (7) Mary Jackson (5066) Matthew Hausman (39) Michael Curtis (541) Michael Rechtenwald (2) Mordechai Nisan (2) Moshe Dann (1) NER (2586) New English Review Press (23) Nidra Poller (73) Nonie Darwish (5) Norman Berdichevsky (86) Paul Weston (5) Paula Boddington (1) Peter McLoughlin (1) Philip Blake (1) Phyllis Chesler (45) Rebecca Bynum (7165) Richard Butrick (24) Richard Kostelanetz (16) Richard L. Benkin (21) Richard L. Cravatts (7) Richard L. Rubenstein (44) Robert Harris (84) Sally Ross (37) Sam Bluefarb (1) Sha’i ben-Tekoa (1) Springtime for Snowflakes (4) Stephen Schecter (1) Steve Hecht (25) Ted Belman (8) The Law (90) Theodore Dalrymple (823) Thomas J. Scheff (6) Thomas Ország-Land (3) Tom Harb (3) Walid Phares (29) Winfield Myers (1) z - all below inactive (7) z - Ares Demertzis (2) z - Andrew Bostom (74) z - Andy McCarthy (536) z - Artemis Gordon Glidden (881) z - DL Adams (21) z - John Derbyshire (1013) z - Marisol Seibold (26) z - Mark Butterworth (49) z- Robert Bove (1189) zz - Ali Sina (2)
clear
Site Archive