The strange, incompetent, seemingly implausible world of Khurrum Awan

This week, in a tiny courtroom on the 7th floor of a University Avenue office building in Toronto, a trial which will have significant bearing on the state of free speech in Canada is being played out.

In a sense, it’s the denouement to the climax of Parliament’s repeal of Section 13 of the Human Rights Commission Act. That shift in Canada’s political tectonic plates happened, in large measure, as a result of the failed effort by some Canadian Islamic Congress activists to punish Macleans magazine for publishing an article by Mark Steyn which was critical of the influence of Islam on North American society.