Rex Murphy: HRC's the most under-reported story of the year
Here's the CBC's "At Issue" political panel discussing the end of the Parliamentary session. Lots of smart comments throughout, but my favourite (of course) was Rex Murphy's pick for the most under-reported news story of the year: the war against freedom of speech prosecuted by Canada's human rights commissions (scroll forward to 2:30 minutes in). Rex calls the Conservative government's acceptance of the HRCs "very disturbing".
It's true; I still encounter MPs who are oblivious to the situation; and I bet that 90% of severely normal Canadians haven't evern heard of human rights commissions. But six months ago, that number would have been closer to 99%.
With insane decisions like the B.C. prosecution of the "un-funny" comedian, I expect that more and more Canadians will become familiar with these kangaroo courts, and they will continue to be denormalized. Yesterday's decision by the Canadian Human Rights Commission not to prosecute Mark Steyn and Maclean's was not a legal decision, but a P.R. decision by them. Too little, too late -- the denormalization of HRCs is well underway.