In Canada, free speech has its restrictions by Steve Pearlstein, Washington Post, December 12, 1999.
This striking article is an example of how much of the best journalism is ignorance-broking, broking between relative levels of ignorance, since the facts are well known to anyone active in Canadian journalism, particularly on the right. I discussed them in in my 1986 book The Patriot Game: Canada and the Canadian Question Revisited, drawing a parallel with Roland Huntford's seminal study of Swedish political correctness, The New Totalitarians. How could this happen to a nice country like Canada? Well, read my book. But one reason is that the country's deep ethnic division between French and English has allowed the political left unnatural power, like a circus stuntman riding two horses in tandem. Imported ethic divisions bid fair to do the same in the U.S. - Peter Brimelow