For those of you who are unaware of what ‘Section 13’ is: it is the ‘hate speech’ clause in Canada’s Human Rights Act which makes it illegal to say things which have the potential to offend somebody.
‘Section 13’ had been used to stifle free speech to the point where people were handed lifetime bans to even speak to friends about certain topics on which they did not hold ‘politically correct’ views.
‘Section 13’ – and how it was used to silence legitimate criticism – is a big reason why I had started this blog in the first place.
Now, the largest step towards ridding ourselves of this selective gag order has been taken:
‘Canada is freer today than it was yesterday.
The federal government has just voted to repeal Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act. While the bill still has to pass a Senate vote, Canadians likely now have permission to speak more freely.’
UPDATE: now, with video…