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Tremendous Free Speech Victory in Canada

by critic411 / June 30, 2008 12:59 AM PDT
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Could you provide a bit more background... for those of us..
by grimgraphix / June 30, 2008 1:49 AM PDT

... who have not been following the issue ? I am not familiar with this specific case.

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(NT) Google man, google
by critic411 / June 30, 2008 1:52 AM PDT
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uhhh... no.
by grimgraphix / June 30, 2008 1:56 AM PDT
In reply to: Google man, google

I actually am familiar with the speech laws up in Canada... and I am totally horrified by them. I am also a bit lazy and also busy working right now. All I'm saying is if you want to tell the story... then don't start in the middle of the movie.

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by critic411 / June 30, 2008 2:16 AM PDT

"In 1999, a Christian printer was fined $5,000 for refusing to print a series of pro-pedophilia essays. He spent $40,000 in legal fees trying to defend himself.

In 2005, the Knights of Columbus of Port Coquitlam, B.C., were fined for refusing to rent their hall for a lesbian wedding.

There?s simply no point in naming all of the clergy that have been brought up on charges for preaching against homosexuality. Suffice to say it?s more than a few.

In 2002, the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission ordered the Saskatoon StarPhoenix and Hugh Owens each to pay $1,500 to three complainants for running an ad that quoted Bible verses condemning homosexuality. The decision was overturned by an appeal court . . . four years later.

In January of this year, Ezra Levant, publisher of Canadian conservative magazine The Western Standard, was brought up on charges for publishing the infamous Danish Muhammad cartoons as a matter of informing his readers what all the fuss was about. Since then another unrelated complaint has been lodged against him ? and, as near as I can tell, the entire conservative Canadian blogosphere ? by none other than serial crank Richard Warman."

Yep, doing fantastic work
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Since you linked to
by JP Bill / June 30, 2008 2:29 AM PDT
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the "Idiot?s Guide to Completely Idiotic Canadian ?Human Rights? Tribunals"

I take it you didn't do your own research and check the links I provided.

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(NT) Yes I did.
by critic411 / June 30, 2008 2:36 AM PDT
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RE: Yes I did.
by JP Bill / June 30, 2008 2:46 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes I did.

I posted the links at 9:01

You responded at 9:16.

I guess you could have read them before I posted the links.

I thought my life was boring

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That's government speak.
by Kiddpeat / June 30, 2008 3:40 AM PDT
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Anytime a government group calls itself a "Human Rights Commission", you can be sure that the absolutely last thing on their mind is human rights. Huxley was a pessimist.

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I guess if the Canadians continue to foster a plantation
by Kiddpeat / June 30, 2008 5:00 AM PDT
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attitude, we won't have to worry about them competing for American jobs. I suspect good things do not lie in wait for those who put their faith in a benevolent government. At least our founders got that right. I hope that we don't forget what they knew.

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RE: foster a plantation
by JP Bill / June 30, 2008 5:17 AM PDT

Stephen Foster?

Way down south in the land of cotton

My feet stink but yours are rotten,

Look away, look away.

Look Away, Dixie Land

Fundamentally, a plantation is usually a large farm or estate, especially in a tropical or semitropical country, on which cotton, tobacco, coffee, sugar cane, or trees and the like are cultivated, usually by resident laborers.

We have tobacco and trees but NOT Canada is not a tropical or semitropical country.

We do have Mexicans and other non-Canadians working here. Maybe even An American

Just heard about Romainians working in a Chocolate factory, because Canadians weren't qualified.

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manifest tolerance ?
by grimgraphix / June 30, 2008 5:27 AM PDT

I can not tolerate that !


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I can see a new bumper sticker.
by James Denison / June 30, 2008 7:23 AM PDT
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"I would discriminate, if I could"

"I'm an equal opportunity discriminator."

"Don't blame me for what you are"

"Discrimination. You know who you are"

"I'm a non specific Discriminator"

"I endorse Equality, I Discriminate against Everyone"

"You called me a what?!"

"I want to sue you. Please discriminate me"

"I love Canada. I sued for discrimination and got a job I don't deserve"

"Lawyer looking for a few discriminating people"

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by Angeline Booher / June 30, 2008 7:52 AM PDT

I've watched a cable TV show on HGTV called Divine Design with Candice Olson, which is produced and filmed in Canada. On occasion I have seen her choose to use.... yes.... plantation shutters.

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