Minister warns of ‘illiberal’ attacks on free speech

07 May 2008 Minister warns of ‘illiberal’ attacks on free speech

Kevin Libin, National Post Published: Friday, May 02, 2008

CALGARY — The federal minister in charge of Canada’s multiculturalism file cautioned an anti-racism conference Friday against exploiting the power of human rights commissions to silence offensive speech.

Addressing the annual gathering of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) in Calgary, Jason Kenney, a Cabinet member and Secretary of State for Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity, labelled “dangerous” the “illiberal tactics” employed by some activists in the name of tolerance. Read the rest of the story here.

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