Back in 2008 when Mark Steyn and Maclean
's newsweekly were being legally persecuted
in British Columbia for publishing an article insufficiently submissive toward Islamic activists' sensitivities, I announced
And it's time we did something about Canada's repeated violations of the basic human right to free expression. It's time to boycott vacationing in Canada until Canada improves its human rights situation.
Granted, I can only afford to vacation places where I can pitch a tent; but let the word go out to Canadian firewood retailers that they won't be getting any of my business until they help pressure their government to stop persecuting writers.
I have been informed that persecution of writers in Canada has lessened in recent years
, so I hereby announce a suspension of the boycott. But, be aware, Canadian campfire fuel vendors, that the hammer could come back down at any moment.