Talk:Freedom of speech in Canada
In my opinion, here's my thoughts. Freedom Of Speech should not be defined differently in different countries as the right to Speak Freely; or at the level which you can do so, depending on what country you are in. We are in the 21st century here on Earth and Everyone on Earth should Equally have the Freedom to speak whatever it is that is on their mind. It shouldn't matter what country you live in. When (someone)'1' has something that they need to say, I say let them be heard no matter what they have to say. We the people of earth should have the finale judgement of the validity of what they (Had/Have)'1' to say.
Correct me if I'm wrong but without Freedom Of Speech universally across the world, this would violate human rights. I wouldn't even be able to talk about this as I am right now. I think it is very fundamental to keep our perception on this topic, very clear. Without Freedom Of Speech, we are not really a society that will thrive socially or economically. Our science and technology as a species, is based off of growth from being creative and innovative and able to interact with one another is the innate skill of the human race. We use it to build/create newer and better things to solve the worlds issues.
What I'm basically saying is that I feel the the world is being controlled and manipulated to think a certain way. We challenge and deny or avoid a better way of living life on Earth because that is what we were born into. If we just got rid of that mentality that we have to compete with one another to survive, then Freedom Of Speech would help the human species evolve. It may even save the human race in time before it is even needed. science should be guiding us into the future of the human race. Not Politicians that wheel and deal with our planets finite resources and get to control the general populations of countries. Countries and made to divide us and to stop us from being just the human race. I believe extraterrestrials and in more control of this planet than we are as a human species, native to this planet. Feel Free to include any comments or questions or objections to this topic. Again this is just my opinion. Any constructive criticism or positive remarks are welcome and encouraged. :)
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Under "Books" this article refers to a 2008 case where a Muslim group in BC sought to ban "America Alone". The human rights tribunal decisions are publicly accessible. I can't even find an entry for the book itself, only for a magazine article based on the book, and the tribunal dismissed the charges: http://www.bchrt.bc.ca/decisions/2008/pdf/oct/378_Elmasry_and_Habib_v_Rogers_Publishing_and_MacQueen_(No_4)_2008_BCHRT_378.pdf
For the porn bit they're citing a 1995 article. This is ludicrous, the porn industry is nothing like it was 18 years ago. I'm just saying that is silly. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 07:53, 3 March 2013 (UTC)
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Speaking as a Canadian, freedom of speech is only moderate here. You have "freedom of expression" except where it is thought to potentially offend anyone. The right to not be offended is often thought of as greater than the right of the publisher to freedom of speech. Notice how few works of strong opinion are published or sold here, and how controlled pornography is, for instance. We have "human rights" tribunals to persecute anyone who says anything that can be interpreted as the slightest bit in disagreement with Canada's official multiculturalism policy. Also, as I understand it, any form of portrayal of what we might politely term 'rough sex' is illegal. There are books written on this stuff. (See Ezra Levant's work, for instance.) I am always surprised at how much more freedom of speech there is in the USA and in Britain, for instance, than here. The bent of the law here seems to assume that what we are allowed to express or witness in terms of media is wholly under the control of society, and it must always be for the greater good. This kind of philosophy is really an anti-free one. It fears freedom of speech as something that could subvert the state or disturb the peace. I hope the article can indicate these things. Kozushi (talk) 05:07, 21 August 2012 (UTC)