Canadian Jews & Free Speech

Stephen Scheinberg – Emeritus professor of history, Concordia University, Montreal

“Canadians are deeply attached to our traditions of civil liberties and free speech and Canadian Jews have been counted among their most ardent defenders. We honour such heroes of Canadian liberty in our past such as Justice Bora Laskin, David Lewis, and more recently Alan Borovoy, soon to step down as leader of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.

Yet, in the last months Canadian Jewry has played an unfortunate role in setting back the cause of free speech in a series of unfortunate events.”

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