George Jonas on Canada’s human rights commissions: Shakespeare had the right idea

“Mark J. Freiman, a former honorary counsel of the Canadian Jewish Congress, stops short of Mr. Borovoy. On Wednesday, he offered a spirited defense of Section 13(1), conceding only that ‘[the section] does require restrained and cautious application’ and that ‘the agencies administering and applying Section 13(1) must be staffed by people well suited by training and ability to carry out their sensitive work.’

“Ay, there’s the rub, to keep quoting the Bard. The agencies aren’t staffed by people sensitive to Mr. Freiman’s concerns. They’re staffed by people who believe that ‘freedom of speech is an American concept’ (as one of them put it)…”

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