Sunday, June 23, 2013

One More Step Towards Protecting Freedom

Bill C-304 that repeals the ill-famous section 13 of the "human rights" Act, has finally passed second reading in the Senate.

Well, it's about time. The debate took 1 year and 2 weeks - much longer than what would be reasonably needed to discuss all the pros and cons. At some point it almost looked like the supporters of the bill themselves weren't sure if it would pass the vote - especially with a few "Red Tory" Senators siding with the opposition and pledging to vote against the bill. Yet, when it came to recorded votes, bill C-304 passed with nearly 2:1 margin.

Hopefully it won't take that long for the bill to complete the remaining stages (the committee and the third reading,) so that we could finally start the countdown towards the day when the abusive section 13 will be gone. That, by the way, will only happen a year after bill C-304 receives Royal Assent.

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