I realize Americans don’t give a shit about Canada but you should. Up North, Human Rights Commissions regularly fine people for being offensive. Here in America, people are getting fined for refusing to let lesbians into their living room.If you refuse to let gays get married in your house, you’re looking at $13,000 in fines. $10,000 of which goes to the government. That’s not in Alberta. That’s in NY.
Yesterday Ezra Levant was fined $80,000 for calling an anti-Semite an anti-Semite. All Khurrum Awan had to say was, “No I’m not” and when Ezra pointed out that Awan was the head of an anti-Jewish organization he said, “I didn’t know that.” Ergo, Awan deserves $80,000.
For the record, Levant would defend to the death Awan’s right to anti-Semitic speech. He doesn’t want anyone being censored and that includes his enemies but the Human Rights Commission isn’t about debate. They are about silencing people.
HERE’S my interview with Ezra on the subject (the comments are infuriating).