A debate on free speech: Keith Martin, Ian Fine and me
Two years ago the Canadian Association of Journalists hosted a debate between me and Mohamed Elmasry of the Canadian Islamic Congress. The topic was the Danish cartoons, but it turned into much more than that. (Here's the column I wrote afterwards.)
I'm delighted to report that the CAJ will be hosting another panel two weeks from now about human rights commissions and their impact on the free press. I'll be on the panel, as will Ian Fine, senior general counsel for the Canadian Human Rights Commission, and Keith Martin, author of the private member's motion to abolish the section 13 thought crimes provision of the Canadian Human Rights Act.
I think it's going to be a great panel, and I can't think of a better audience -- working journalists who truly care about their craft.
I'm sure the debate will be newsworthy, and you can be sure I'll blog about it afterwards.