Keith Martin reintroduces motion to repeal censorship law, adds new one
I see that Keith Martin, the Liberal MP from Esquimalt-Juan de Fuca, has reintroduced his private member's motion to repeal section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act, the "hate speech" provision that has been twisted into a political censorship provision.
Private member's motions usually don't even make it to a vote, let alone into law, but it's an important symbolic expression -- and, again, it shows that the Liberals are, so far, in the lead in terms of legislative reform. This is a non-partisan issue. Frankly, it's time for the Conservatives to catch up.
Here's the exact wording of the motion:
M-153 — That, in the opinion of the House, subsection 13(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act should be deleted from the Act.
Martin has also introduced a second motion, too:
M-156 — That, in the opinion of the House, the government should hold public hearings as part of a review of the Canadian Human Rights Act, the Canadian Human Rights Commission and its tribunal.
That's just as important. It's not just a foul law that the CHRC is applying. The CHRC's conduct is abusive and corrupt. It's not enough to change the law. There has to be a deep investigation -- I say a forensic audit -- into the bullying and corruption there.
Take a moment to send Dr. Martin a quick note of encouragement. He and other Liberal MPs have said that support for his motion is broad in the Liberal caucus. I believe him -- now he has to get those other Liberals on the record, too.