Isn’t it funny how during each presidential election cycle there are always some stupid people who threaten “to move to Canada if (________) is elected“? Stupid people have no idea about the preexisting speech codes in Canada. They’ve had them for years. Ann Coulter found this out the hard way. Get a load of this crap:
Dear Ms. Coulter,
I understand that you have been invited by University of Ottawa Campus Conservatives to speak at the University of Ottawa this coming Tuesday. . . .
I would, however, like to inform you, or perhaps remind you, that our domestic laws, both provincial and federal, delineate freedom of expression (or “free speech”) in a manner that is somewhat different than the approach taken in the United States. I therefore encourage you to educate yourself, if need be, as to what is acceptable in Canada and to do so before your planned visit here.
You will realize that Canadian law puts reasonable limits on the freedom of expression. For example, promoting hatred against any identifiable group would not only be considered inappropriate, but could in fact lead to criminal charges. Outside of the criminal realm, Canadian defamation laws also limit freedom of expression and may differ somewhat from those to which you are accustomed. I therefore ask you, while you are a guest on our campus, to weigh your words with respect and civility in mind. . . .
Hopefully, you will understand and agree that what may, at first glance, seem like unnecessary restrictions to freedom of expression do, in fact, lead not only to a more civilized discussion, but to a more meaningful, reasoned and intelligent one as well.
I hope you will enjoy your stay in our beautiful country, city and campus.
Vice-President Academic and Provost, University of Ottawa
Speech codes are f’d up – sadly a lot of Americans have absolutely no idea how good we have it here in AMERICA! The article below is an excellent example of how “speech codes” can effect our day to day life. In a nutshell, the Canadians are planning to throw citizens in jail if they criticize Tranny’s.
Legislation proposed in Canada by Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party would seek to ban criticism of transgender people or the “gender fluid” ideology, with violators facing up to two years in jail when found guilty.
The bill would redefine “hate speech” under the Canadian Criminal Code as well as the Canada Human Rights act, to include any speech that “promotes hatred towards a gender identity or expression.”
In a statement issued to commemorate the ‘International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia,’ Trudeau said “As a society, we have taken many important steps toward recognising and protecting the legal rights for the LGBTQ2 community – from enshrining equality rights in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms to the passage of the Civil Marriage Act.”
“There remains much to be done, though. Far too many people still face harassment, discrimination, and violence for being who they are. This is unacceptable.”
Read More HERE
(and special thanks to Small G gay for the heads up on this LGBTQ crap)
BONUS: Earlier in this primary election cycle, a mild to moderately stupid woman (Katie Pavlich), was endlessly making the case here in America for the implementation of “European-Style” speech codes. Pavlich never used the phrase speech codes, but her commentary mirrored the arguments used by the radical left. Her mindbogglingly stupid statements about Donald Trump’s rhetoric helped the left make the case for American speech codes. Keep in mind, that Katie Pavlich is a Townhall Editor, a Fox News contributor, and columnist for The Hill and The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
It’s difficult to tell if Pavlich was consciously or unconsciously helping the left make the case for the implementation of American speech codes. If I had to guess, I’d say her moronic statements about Donald Trump were subconscious. Katie Pavlich just doesn’t seem smart enough to have had an ulterior motive.