Special interest groups and professional censorship organization’s like the League for Human Rights of B’nai Brith have long complained that Canada’s “hate laws” are just not tough enough. There aren’t enough dissidents in jail. There are too many defences. The accused can argue “truth”, unlike the poor wretches dragged before the farcical tyrannies called provincial and federal human rights commissions. After years of lobbying, the special interest censors have won the consent of the 10 provincial attorneys-general and the federal Attorney General for further tightening of Canada’s already police state “hate laws”. Perhaps, aping their dictator buddies in Asia — the Jiangs (shoot the Tiananmen students; jail the founders of a democracy party) and Suhartos) — Canada’s politically correct are trying to outlaw political dissent on such issues as immigration, native land claims, imposed bilingualism, and the homosexual agenda.
The Canadian Association for Free Expression has launched a campaign to derail these proposals. Over the past 10 days, we’ve consulted free speech activists from across Canada, especially those in B.C, Alberta, and Ontario. We must convince MPs that this sort of repression is wrong and we must convince them BEFORE the government introduces these police state measures into legislation. Accordingly, CAFE Director Paul Fromm appeared today on the Peter Weissbach Show, which is heard in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, and Toronto. The one hour segment blowing the whistle on the totalitarian plans to gag Canadians outraged callers. A torrent of calls from Vancouver to Ottawa blasted Canada’s drift into Third World repression. Since the programme, the Canadian Association for Free Expression has been inundated by calls of support and inquiries. The phone has been ringing off the hook. The e-mails from frightened computer users are piling up. “Now is the time to get active. Now is the time to contact others concerned about free speech and Internet freedom. Now is the time to contact your MP in person,” says Fromm.
- CAFE Petition against proposed Hate Law changes
- Urgent Action Call – Feds Plan Further Restrictions on Free Speech
- CAFE Starts Campaign to Derail “Hate” Law Amendments
- Paul Fromm Letter to the National Post
- Alberta Report Magazine | Dec 7, 1998
- The use of ‘truth’ must remain unfettered | Calgary Herald | December 11, 1998