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Is it any of Canada's business whether Saudi women have the right to drive? Well, Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland just made it her business. Repeatedly denouncing Riyadh's arrest of women's rights advocate Samar Badawi, Freeland has driven the two countries close to a break in diplomatic relations. "Reprehensible" said Riyadh of Freeland's tweeted attack. Canada... Read More
Wider Than You Think
A revolution in the world's human rights dialog has been brewing since at least 1997, when China ratified the UN International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, a step the US has yet to take. Barely twenty-four years later, on June 1, 2021, the country will set a human rights benchmark by becoming a... Read More
Antifas, Switzerland. Today, antifas are becoming an extrajudicial police, just as human rights commissions are becoming a parallel justice system. Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Until three years ago, Canada’s human rights commissions had the power to prosecute and convict individuals for "hate speech." This power was taken away after two high-profile cases: one against the magazine Maclean's for printing an excerpt from Mark Steyn's bookAmerica Alone; and the other against the journalist Ezra Levant for publishing Denmark’s satirical cartoons... Read More
Some god-terms that issue from the media, and which I had the misfortune of hearing incessantly as an academic, make me wince as soon as they come out of someone’s mouth. Among these particularly obnoxious terms are "social justice," "fairness," and "sensitivity," all of which drip with righteousness and dishonesty. The term or concept that... Read More
I watched a Pennsylvania GOP gubernatorial candidate bring an evangelical crowd to their feet three years ago by announcing that “Owning a gun is a human right.” I mumbled to myself: “So is protection from body odor.” It’s not that I’m against people owning guns, but there are multiple reasons to defend such practices without... Read More