"There seems to be a fundamental misunderstanding in some circles of what freedom of speech is actually about. Goldy and her friends are not being silenced, but some of their venues are rejecting them. It’s not particularly different from someone being allowed to speak their mind outside of one’s home, but not be invited into the kitchen to hold forth."
Talking to Radio NL host Brett Mineer about so-called Yellow Vest protestors in Kamloops threatening him and his family.
After tweeting about the Yellow Vests, Mineer received over 800 messages, overwhelmingly from Alberta and Ontario, which threatened his family and detailing how he should be murdered. In this interview (9:45), he discusses the threats and shows, for example, how much of the Yellow Vests Canada rhetoric aligns with Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer's criticisms of the UN Migration Pact. Mineer notes that Scheer is playing with fire. Indeed!
A Brief History of Counteracting Hate in BC
Prime Minister Stephen Harper defended his government’s stand by quoting moderate Muslim organizations that supportthe government’s position on the niqab. He used inflammatory language to illustrate his point, John Ivison writes.
Adam Smith once said the real and effective discipline exercised over a workman is that of his customers — it’s fear of losing their custom that “restrains his frauds and corrects his negligence.”
It has been a distressing spectacle all round. It isn’t that our politicians have not been “debating” the “issues.” By now we have a fair idea of where they all stand on the threat of terrorism and how a free and democratic society should respond to it. Nor can anyone complain that the question of how to reconcile religious obligations and individual rights, diversity and unity, has not received a thorough airing. I would even go so far as to say there have been valid points made on all sides.
Two men who were in a video of Sigma Alpha Epsilon members singing a racist chant have apologized for their actions, with one of the now-former fraternity brothers saying he had learned "a devastating lesson."
The University of Oklahoma expelled two leaders of the chant Tuesday, without naming them publicly. The singing happened "as members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon rode in buses to a party at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club to celebrate the fraternity's founding," according to The Oklahoman.