Sunday, April 07, 2019

Free Speech Under Assault In Canada

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A tribunal has found a man guilty and fined him $55,000. His 'crime' claiming that a biological male was in fact a biological male who chose to be identified as a female.

According to the article: “During the British Columbia elections in the spring of 2017, Christian activist Bill Whatcott passed out hundreds of flyers notifying people that one of the local candidates for Parliament, Morgane Oger — who claimed to be a woman and dressed as a woman — was actually a man named Ronan Oger. (In fact, up until five years ago, Oger lived relatively normally as a father with his wife and two children.)”
That was it. He simply reported the truth: Morgane was a biological male.
As a result the tribunal found: the Canadian tribunal, which issued a 104-page ruling, concluding that: 1) “Mr. Whatcott’s conduct was discrimination contrary to the Code” and that he must cease and desist from such action in the future; 2) he must “pay Ms. Oger $35,000 as compensation for injury to her dignity, feelings, and self‐respect; 3) he must “pay Ms. Oger $20,000 as costs for improper conduct”; and 4) he must pay Oger interest due. (The Code in question is the Human Rights Code, to my knowledge, related to but not identical to Bill C-16.)

Regardless what you think about Whatcott's religious views this finding should send a chill up the spine of anyone who embraces free speech as one of the most basic of rights we have in Canada. 

How the 'opinion' of one person can actually injure someone's dignity, feelings and self-respect is enough to blow your mind.  

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