Ann Althouse on Canada`s hate speech laws:
I won`t attempt to summarize. Listen to the testimony before Parliament`s Justice and Human Rights Committee. What has gone on in Canada is truly revolting. The procedural abuses are astounding, and to think that it was all done for a goal that is itself illegitimate — crushing offensive speech.[More]
The text of Ezra Levant`s prepared speech gives his opening statement first in English, then in French, since it`s addressed to Canada`s bilingual parliament. As far as I can tell from the YouTube, he didn`t actually deliver it in both languages. This horrifyingly boring procedure is common in Canada, and may be coming to the US right along with hate speech legislation. I saw it in video of the "Million Immigrant March" three years ago.