David Warren on Canada’s Human Rights Commissions: In the Canada of my parentage, crazy people were not humoured with a legislative agenda.

“Human rights commissions” are alas not unique, and the septic idea of policing public opinion has spread rapidly through many Canadian institutions, under tireless pressure from activists of various kinds — feminist, homosexualist, Islamist, and miscellaneous leftist — who hold the notion of free speech in contempt. Their success depends on the obsequious response of our political class — Conservatives and Liberals alike — who tend to wet themselves at the first shrieking note from a radical lunatic.

In the Canada of my parentage, crazy people were not humoured with a legislative agenda.

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