Uh Oh, Canada!


Mark of New Jersey

Mark is a Founding Editor of The League of Ordinary Gentlemen, the predecessor of Ordinary Times.

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6 Responses

  1. Avatar Jonathan says:

    Yeah, the ban is rather ridiculous (though, were you to live above the 49th, you wouldn’t find this to be one of the most egregious violations of free speech… such violations are like our national sport in between hockey seasons).

    And you’re right; I’m sure the ad would look quite tame on Rue St. Catherine.Report

  2. Avatar North says:

    Yeah one of my top criticisms of my beloved Canukistan is that they are pretty free with tamping down speech and they don’t have any rock solid first ammendment equivalents.Report

    • Avatar Jonathan in reply to North says:

      @North, what’s sad is that we do have such an equivalent, Section 2 (b) of the Charter reads, “(b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication;”

      It’s just that we, as a nation, don’t seem to care as much.Report

      • Avatar North in reply to Jonathan says:

        Yes indeed, in my defense I meant culturally as well as legally. America has both the word of the law, a court very hell bent on enforcing said word and a populace very ready to go to said courts if they think their speech is being trammeled. Canada has the first of those but neither the second nor the third.Report

  3. Avatar Rufus says:

    See above: Quebec is on a roll lately.Report

  4. Avatar Alexia says:

    The ad is tame, but the problem is that she presented it at the Just For Laughs Festival (a comedy festival) and said several times that she would use the festival as a platform for her PETA ads. The province’s reaction was to fumble and do something stupider.

    Now why Just For Laughs decided to invite her to host the yearly comedy gala at all is beyond me.Report