Here’s an excerpt:
Neither of these charges would be possible were it not for Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act. The Act makes it a crime to “communicate” in a way that is “likely to expose” protected groups to “hatred and contempt.”
Now, anyone who has seen Minority Report is thinking: hmmm, that sounds familiar. “Likely to expose” — but not necessarily?
How can someone be charged with a theoretical assault that hasn’t occurred yet, simply for uttering a forbidden combination of words?
How can the basic notion of “cause and effect” just be tossed out of the legal system, just because some protected groups feelings might be hurt?
Well, welcome to Canada in 2008, where thought-crime and pre-crime accusations are now being fought by Steyn, Levant — and some Christian activists laboring and suffering in obscurity.
Hope you’ll read the whole thing.