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Court overrules Alberta HRC

An Alberta Court of the Queen’s Bench has overturned a ruling of the Human Rights Commission that held that a letter to the editor by Stephen Boissoin was hate speech (via).

As much of a vile, homophobic bigot that Boissoin is, this is decision is correct. It is dangerous to censor political speech, and a society’s true commitment to freedom of speech is measured by protecting the speech of the worst sorts of people.

Of course, this won’t make me refrain from calling Boissoin the homophobic bigot that he is. And this won’t make me back down from exposing the hatefulness of people like him, nor from condemning them.


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