Free speech wins … for now

For now at least, we do have freedom of speech in Canada.

But try booking a conference room to protest the bizarre anti-Islamic blasphemy motion. Organizers of the Emergency Rally for Free Speech found out first-hand Tuesday freedom is not always free – even when you are prepared to pay.

The rally was scheduled for Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at a Toronto hotel and with up to 1,000 people expected, including up to six Conservative Party leadership candidates, organizers were gearing up to send a message as parliament gets set to debate M-103 this week.

Until the phone rang with some strange news.

It seems the hotel got a “threatening” call and decided it didn’t want to have such an event after all. They cancelled the contract.

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