Doug Finley is apparently one of Harper's right hands (or so the Star says...) so this might be some indication that free speech is an issue for conservatives. Albeit perhaps one that they are willing to have an unelected Senator take up. Less risky perhaps?
From the Hansard.
Erosion of Freedom of Speech
Notice of Inquiry
Hon. Doug Finley: Honourable senators, I give notice that, two days hence:
I will call the attention of the Senate to the issue of the erosion of freedom of speech in our country.
H/T Stephen Taylor
Good work Doug Finley. The issue may come up either today or in the next few days.