When Progressives Start Abandoning Free Speech
Publisher: Centre for Free Expression
Date Written: 01/09/2017
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX21326
In the wake of attacks in Charlottesville, Virginia there were a number of rallies in Canadian cities. The anti-racist counter-demonstrators hugely outnumbered their rally opponents, constituting phenomenal public solidarity against racism. There was much to be cheered in these events. One thing dampened this amazing response. It was how, for some, denouncing hate slid into denouncing speech rights and into dangerous calls for governments to prevent rallies.