Andrew Coyne :
Maybe it would be best if we lost this battle
At the tribunal, there’s no defence of fair comment, or good faith, or even truth
So instead we are in court — or rather, not court, but some mad parody of a court, whose contours seem to bend and stretch like some psychedelic vision circa Yellow Submarine. Things are not quite as bad in B.C. as in Ontario, where the province’s human rights commission felt able to issue a judgment without the cost and inconvenience of a hearing. But it’s a near thing.
But we were getting along so well!
Bruce Hutchinson National Post : Reading between the lines in B.C.
Mr. Joseph directed his expert witness back to the actual article. Mr. Steyn “referenced the fact” that some Muslims “have become expert in exploiting the tolerance of pluralist societies,” said Dr. Hirji. “So there, I think, is an emphasis on the fact that Muslims may plead a sense of victimization, but they clearly are not. They have learned how to manipulate political institutions, to their advantage.”
A comment steeped in irony, given the circumstances.