Mark Steyn writes: “Haroon Siddiqui is a clapped out hack”.
…the real story of the last year is how few friends the “human rights” racket has. No one will defend either the principle or practice of current thought-police legislation other than the system’s principal beneficiary [The Guy Who Is Suing Us] and a few other hangers on, such as Pearl Eliadis, Canadian Jewish Congress honcho Bernie Farber and The Toronto Star‘s Haroon Siddiqui. As Kathy Shaidle says, it’s an establishment of cardboard heroes chasing phantom enemies in order to protect its sinecures and social status. (…)
Section 13 is incompatible with a free society. Twelve months ago, George Jonas, David Warren, Rex Murphy and a handful of others understood that. Today, the Justice Minister of Canada, the Canadian Association of Journalists and 99 per cent of delegates at the governing party’s policy convention get it. It’s a long battle, but this first year was won by the cause of liberty.