Saturday, November 13, 2010

MP Keith Martin To Retire From Politics

H/t Soconvivium blog:
Longtime MP Keith Martin, who was first elected for Reform and most recently as a Liberal, won't seek re-election in Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca in the next federal election.
He told the president and the executive of his riding association about his decision Monday night.
Keith Martin is the author of the famous motion M-446 (now M-153,) to have Section 13(1) of the Human Rights Act repealed. While the motion was never voted on (Keith Martin is still 80th or 90th in line for the Order of Precedence,) it did draw some attention to the abuse of power by the freedom-snatching committees. As result, a similar resolution was adopted at the Conservative Party policy convention in 2008 and Parliamentary hearings on HRCs were subsequently held.

The Interim however describes Martin as "staunch abortion supporter" and (unfortunately) - rightfully so. Too bad Keith Martin's libertarian views don't extend to babies in the womb, whose rights he keeps denying. I commend Keith Martin for his stand for our freedom of speech, but in order to be able to use his freedom of speech one has to be born first.

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