Canada now a pariah nation: American professors to use Toronto conference to speak out against Canadian Human Rights Commission Censorship

Canada’s Stalinist Human Rights Kommissars are proving to be an international embarassment to Canada. Members of the American Political Science Association are calling for a scheduled Toronto conference to be used as a platform to speak out against the anti-democratic efforts of our Human Rights Commissions to silence dissent and curtail citizens free speech rights.

You may read the APSA statement here & view the petition here.

For more reaction browse the assembled links:

Kevin Libin National Post – Academics fear speaking freely in Canada

National Review Online – Fear and Loathing in Toronto, Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.

Denyse O’Leary – Intellectual freedom in Canada: Political science profs nervous about coming here …

Deborah Gyapong – Canada’s bad reputation is forcing political scientists to think twice

FiveFeetOfFury – Toronto: the old Iroquois word for “shut up or you’re under arrest”

Ezra Levant – HRCs an international embarrassment for Canada

Western Standard – U.S. political scientists fear Canadian Human Rights Commission

EclectEcon – APSA Members Decry Lack of Freedoms in Canada

Marquette Warrior – Do Political Scientists Believe in Free Speech?

Freedom is My Nationality – Afraid to come to Canada

Yid with Lid – Canadian Acedemics Are Afraid to Speak Freely

Christian Forums – Academics fear speaking freely in Canada

The Politics of the Cross – Academics Fear to Speak in Canada – And With Good Reason!

Heartless & Brainless – Hell no, we won’t go [to Canada]

Politic? – Isn’t That Telling!

The Claremont Conservative – Remind Canadians of freedoms of Inquiry & of Speech

What I Saw in America – A Chill from the North

SoCon or Bust – Academics Fear the Human Rights Commissions

The Chronicle of Higher Education – Yet Another Political-Science Conference Site Comes Under Scrutiny

Mad Minerva 2.0 – Nerd News: Group of US Professors Oppose Canadian Speech Restrictions

Hot Air – APSA to boycott Canada over Steyn prosecution?

PoliSci@UST – Yet another Poli Sci Conference site comes under scrutiny

Globe & Mail – Canada does not protect academic freedom? What a load of bupkes

Edger – CHRC Embarrasses Canada…Again

Lifesite – Canada’s Human Rights Commissions a Threat to Academic Freedom: US Academic Elites

More as they come in….