Category Archives: Freedom of speech

Believe truth will prevail

Free speech is a difficult concept. First the French rally for it before arresting people with obnoxious opinions. Then the Pope threatens to punch you for cussing his mother, which he compares to mocking faith. Clearly we need to go … Continue reading

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Are you Charlie? Show it!

Following the Islamist terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine, people are standing in solidarity with the right of satirists to mock Islam, Mohammed and anything else they want. In France and elsewhere. #JesuisCharlie is trending and I’m glad. Now show … Continue reading

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Honouring their sacrifice every day

Today is Remembrance Day. No, it’s not Nov. 11 and my editor has not blundered and run this column on the wrong day. My point is that we should remember them every day.
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Tracing our freedom to ancient Greece

If you love your freedom, thank a Greek. Specifically Themistocles.
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Leave it to parties to mobilize voters

Here we go again. Apparently the Harper Tories are undemocratic because they don’t want the Chief Electoral Officer running voter mobilization campaigns for left-wing parties.
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