Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Ending Human Rights Commission Censorship
Alan Shanoff, who acted for three decades as the Sun media chain's newsroom lawyer, writes a convincing column on the need for reform of the Human Rights Commissions, saying, as I have, that real hate speech should be prosecuted under the Criminal Code. Human Rights Commissions have no business censoring the press. The most blatant and reckless example was the Ontario Human Rights Commission's drive-thru "verdict" on Mark Steyn, in which his writing was condemned as racist and Islamophobic without the benefit of anything remotely resembling due process.