Canada is Free and Freedom is Its Nationality

Sir Wilfrid Laurier

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Climate of Censorship

Kurt Westergaard can't even donate a non-controversial cartoon to a charity auction because of possible reprisals.

The Prime Minister of Denmark has criticized the move because "the people should not live their lives ‘in the shadow of fear’." story

It is very tempting to think that the free speechers are exaggerating when they talk about censorship chill and a climate of fear, but they are increasingly being proved right. Even on this blog I am more careful than I want to be and I am a free speecher myself.

So here is a question, in Canada would the Muslim woman who refused to cut Westergaard's hair because she was afraid of reprisals be illegally discriminating? The answer is probably no but it is food for thought.

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