Salim Mansur – “Today, “judges are confused,” human right commissions try to stifle free speech and students feel stifled on university campuses, he said.
The antidote to multiculturalism is promoting Canada’s own intellectual heritage. “Liberal democracy itself is a culture. It’s not some fuzzy idea. It is a culture that emanates through five centuries of historical struggle.” It places “man as the measure of all things” and the liberal struggle is the struggle for individual freedom, he said.
Adding to the “bad logic” that substituted group rights for individual ones was the “bad faith” approach by politicians who saw multiculturalism as a means to gain favour with hyphenated Canadians, Mansur said.
He called for repeal of Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act, which regulates online hate speech.”