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Will Canada Repeal its Hate Speech Law?

A virtue of minority governments in Canada is that the ruling party has got to pay attention to its Parliamentary opposition, and must negotiate compromises. A negative is that legislation can get mired in debate and nothing happens. A virtue of majority governments is that worthwhile …

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Written by Peter Worthington on Wednesday November 23, 2011

Islamist Violence Harms Muslims the Most

According to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the reaction to the Paris fire-bombing of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo is another example of how fearful Western society is of offending Islamic extremists. Hirsi Ali is the Somali woman who fled to Europe to escape an arranged marriage with …

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Written by Peter Worthington on Wednesday November 9, 2011

Don't Let Radicals Stifle Free Speech

Recent actions by Pastor Terry Jones have lead some to call for restraining free speech. This impulse should be rejected. On March 20 th , a xenophobic idiot masquerading as a man of God lit a holy scripture on fire . This act was a proximate cause of events that caused 12 innocent people to …

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Written by Jeb Golinkin on Sunday April 3, 2011