Saturday, January 17, 2009

Government Establishes Justice Committee To Look At Section 13

A year after a Liberal MP Keith Martin introduced his motion to remove subsection 13(1) from the Canadian Human Rights Act, after countless petitions and a near-unanimous convention vote, the government is finally doing something to address the issue:
At the request of the Prime Minister, the Minister of Justice has created a departmental committee to examine section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act. This is the section which bans hate messages distributed by the Internet. Members include lawyers from various branches of the department of Justice, including constitutional, human rights, criminal and Industry Canada branches.
Can we hope that Stephen Harper is beginning to realize that "progressive", "open-minded" and "politically correct" crowd is not going to vote for him no matter how "middle of the road" he tries to look? Can we look forward for our Conservative Prime Minister to finally stop wasting time and effort trying to appease the left and start appealing to his own party electorate for a change?

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