Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Canadian Journalists cite HRC's for Code of Silence Award

Harper, Yukon and Alberta governments among the nominees for the Canadian Association of Journalists' Code of Silence Award

Canada's human rights commissions, federal and provincial, for their efforts to censor speech that merely "offends." Given enormous powers by the state, even to issue gag orders for life, human rights commissions and tribunals are not bound to give an accused the same rights they'd get in a court of law. The accuser has their case paid for by the state, while the defendant must pay out of pocket, even when the charges are absurd.

H/T: Blazing Cat Fur