Friday, December 14, 2007

Multiculti cabinet minister versus Islamic Congress

According to this press release:

Jason Kenney, the secretary of state for multiculturalism, weighed in Wednesday on the controversy surrounding columnist Mark Steyn's bestseller America Alone.
However, Free Dominion’s Connie Fournier was less than impressed:

OK, I like Jason, but I am kind of disgusted with him right now.
When we were attacked by the CHRC last summer, Jason was silent.
When Paul Fromm was to speak in the Parliamentary Press Gallery about the injustice of the CHRC, Jason initiated a vote to ban him from Parliament Hill.
But now Jason is suddenly a heroic defender of free speech.
I guess he just had to wait for a popular enough victim to come along before his principles could kick in.
[via and]

Ok, I can fully sympathize with Ms. Fournier's point of view. I support the Free Dominion fight for free speech in our now demented Dominion. In a more perfect world there wouldn't be an HRC to suppress it.

However, it isn't a perfect world and Jason Kenney can't necessarily come out and support every HRC victim. I don't know Paul Fromm's politics or opinions but it may not have been wise for Kenney to take a stand supporting him.

Maybe the Islamic Congress has inadvertently done us a favour and made it possible
for a cabinet minister to speak up for free speech. If so, perhaps, finally, we'll see some progress in shutting down the HRCs.

Stop the HRC

"To be attacking opinions expressed by a columnist in a major agazine is a pretty bold attack on the basic Canadian value of freedom of the press and freedom of expression," Kenney said in an interview. "I think all Canadians would reject that kind of effort to undermine one of our basic freedoms."


hunter said...

I think you are right, the Islamic Congress has gone too far, they are now attacking the media. If the HRC supports their position, a firestorm will erupt.

JR said...

Yes - one can only hope. A good open firestorm and debate about the HRCs and their despicable role in suppressing free speech ought to help push them towards their demise.

So far, however, there's been precious little said about this case in the MSM. I wonder why.