Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Our Northern Sisters And Brothers

The conservatives up in Canada are trying to copy what conservatives down here in the states are trying.
Conservative candidate vows to kill transgender rights bill
Lemieux meets with U of T prof at centre of free speech, political correctness debate
iPolitics
By Beatrice Britneff
Monday, January 23rd, 2017

In what he calls his “plan to strengthen free speech in Canada,” Conservative leadership candidate Pierre Lemieux says that as prime minister, he would immediately repeal Bill C-16 and create a legislative committee that would review all Canadian laws that govern speech “to ensure that they properly balance freedom of speech and reasonable limits.”

Bill C-16, currently before the Senate, seeks to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Criminal Code of Canada by adding gender identity and gender expression to the list of prohibited grounds for discrimination.

In a campaign email sent out Monday morning, Lemieux said the release of this platform point follows a meeting he had with Jordan Peterson — a Toronto-based university professor who has received national media attention for his critiques of political correctness and for his refusal to use non-binary pronouns.

“Freedom of speech in Canada is under attack,” Lemieux is quoted as saying in the campaign email, following his meeting with Peterson. “Protection from discrimination is entirely different from not wanting to be offended. Chronic political correctness is strangling free and respectful debate in Canada and it has to stop.”
It seems to me that conservatives all around the world want to be able to discriminate against marginalized community. They want to be able to not hire someone because of the color of their skin, or where they worship, or the way they were born.

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