GETTING READY TO SLAY CENSORSHIP
By Doug Collins
May 18th, 1997
From the North Shore News
That was the Week That Was. Coast to coast coverage. Plus long interviews with the Christian Science Monitor and The Daily Telegraph.Ã‚Â Perhaps Canada will wake up to the fact that the forces of censorship are a bit more dangerous than I am.
The Globe & Mail put the story on its front page [after my prosecution under the Human Rights Act was announced] and published an editorial headed Ã¢â‚¬Å“B.C.Ã¢â‚¬â„¢s Gag Law,Ã¢â‚¬Â in which it stated:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The quality of his views is not the issue; his right to express them is. It is an inherent right. This presumptuous B.C. Legislation should be struck down by the courts….Ã¢â‚¬Â.
Southam correspondent Ian Haysom sent a balanced account of this farce and fracas to the Southam papers. The headline in the Edmonton Journal was: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Does free speech give free rein?Ã¢â‚¬Â
It should, but doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t. And wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t until this Jewish Congress attack on free speech is smashed. Will the courts be so bold? Who knows? This is Canada, not the U.S.
At the Ã¢â‚¬Å“tribunalsÃ¢â‚¬Â (lovely word) a multicult law professor by the name of Nitya Lyer is in charge. Gordon Watson the anti-abortionist says she is an NDP insider who helped to write the controversial Ã¢â‚¬Å“bubble lawÃ¢â‚¬Â that prevents demonstrators from getting too close to abortion clinics.
Freedom of speech is OK at a distance!