Canada a Pariah: American Political Science Association members demand cancellation of Toronto conference

Thanks are due of course to the Jackbooted Stalinists running our Human Rights Commissions. APSA members are being asked to cancel the scheduled conference due to the abuse of Free Speech rights by our Human Rights Kommissars.

Still a note of thanks should be sent to APSA for taking a principled stand. Please send a kind word to either to Bradley Watson at bwatson@stvincent.edu or to James Stoner at poston@lsu.edu.

Marquette Warrior has more, including the actual petition sent to APSA Members:

And whereas Canada’s Human Rights Commissions (HRCs) have recently sought to suppress speech and impose legal penalties on speakers for expressing opinions on issues ranging from the morality of homosexual conduct and the question of legal recognition of same-sex unions to the threat to freedom posed by violent extremists acting in the name of Islam — speech that, according to all accounts, would be protected by the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States;…
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Kevin Libin- National Post-Academics fear speaking freely in Canada

“Our belief is that the APSA should choose its sites carefully, with particular regard for questions of freedom of speech and conscience,” Mr. Watson told the National Post by e-mail. “We therefore believe Canada to be a problematic destination.”

Several professors in the working group behind the protest “have written in areas that seem particularly disfavoured by the Canadian legal establishment,” Mr. Watson said. “We are uncertain of the extent of the legal jeopardy that APSA members might place themselves in should they make public arguments in Canada, or post those arguments online, concerning hot-button issues like homosexuality, same-sex marriage, or the nature of the Islamist threat to Western civilization.”

The rest.

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