A victory for free speech that is no victory at all

Brian Lilley – Being cleared by a government body is no victory for journalists or citizens concerned with free speech

I’ve heard from plenty of my colleagues in the media that they believe the system worked; Steyn and Macleans have been found innocent of all claims, they suffered no harm. Wrong. The process is the punishment in this ordeal. In a society where free speech and a free press is protected, no one should fear a government agency investigating your thoughts and words to see if they are approved.

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Brian Lilley is the Ottawa Bureau Chief for 1010 CFRB Radio in Toronto and CJAD 800 in Montreal. He is also Associate Editor of MercatorNet.

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