In the ‘National Post’ the only coverage was in the on-line forum ‘Full Comment’ featuring Warren Kinsella’s loopy objections (if the neo-Nazis support free speech then outlawing free speech makes sense). I liked wallyj's comment (2:51 PM):
"Why is it that the fact that a neo-nazi group agree with Martin getting soA search of the Globe and Mail and CBC web sites turned up stories taking up Kinsella’s point of view and focusing on white supremacists’ support for the motion:
much play? I'm sure that NAMBLA (North American Man Boy Love Association)
strongly supported the liberals refusal to change the age of consent from 14 to
16. Should one lump the liberals in with pedophiles also?
Bah! This ain't going to be easy.
Globe and Mail: 'White pride' website hails Victoria MP as hero
The extreme right adherents at the stormfront were clearly thrilled to find a member of the Liberal party, which introduced the act and prides itself as the party of the Charter of Rights, joining their crusade.
Liberal Leader Stephane Dion's office disavowed the motion and suggested Martin will be asked to withdraw it.
"This is not the position of the Liberal Party of Canada or the Liberal caucus or Mr. Dion," said spokeswoman Leslie Swartman.
"We support the Canadian Human Rights Act and will not entertain changes to it such as this."
NDP MP Wayne Marston said he was "deeply troubled that any Liberal" would try to weaken human rights legislation.
Martin is sticking to his guns, as expected. Good for him. But he'll need all the help he can get. Though, based on coverage so far, it seems the MSM won't be of much use (what else is new?)
More: Open letter to Warren, Joan Bryden (CP) [via Mark Steyn], Ezra Levant (and see Mike Brock's comments), Joanne's Journey