The endgame for the Trudeau government is obvious: Define any political opposition or alternative viewpoint as ‘hate speech,’ and silence opponents under the guise of ‘human rights.’
During their time in office, there has been a steady drift in the Trudeau government seeking to demonize and even criminalize the millions of Canadians who dissent from their viewpoints.
The government has regularly slandered Canadians as “racists,” “bigots,” and “Islamophobes” for expressing views that are held by the majority of the population.
They have insinuated that those who oppose their “ISIS reintegration” policy are prejudiced, and introduced a motion (M-103), that could lead to serious restrictions on freedom of speech down the road.
Now, the Trudeau government’s campaign against freedom of expression may be poised to expand.
According to a recent report in the National Post, “A hate speech law that generated years of heated controversy over free speech before being repealed in 2013 could be making a comeback, at least in some form. Earlier in January, Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould’s office told a B.C. man it is looking at whether Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act should be revived.”
The Conservative government passed a private members bill repealing Section 13, and the law had been widely-criticized by Canadians of all political viewpoints.
A key criticism was that the law was not nearly specific enough, which leaves it open to interpretation from those who seek to silence others:
“Section 13 made it a discriminatory practice to convey messages over the phone or internet that contain “any matter that is likely to expose a person or persons to hatred or contempt,” as long as those people were “identifiable on the basis of a prohibited ground of discrimination.”’
As we can see, this can be interpreted in many ways, and a government wanting to punish their ideological opponents – especially in an era where internet communication and alternative viewpoints are proliferating – could easily use it to criminalize opposition.
The obvious endgame
The motivation for the government in bringing the law back – along with their other efforts to restrict free expression – is obvious:
If the viewpoints held by their political opponents can be called “hate speech” (a definition which they will constantly expand and broaden to more and more thoughts), they can effectively ban dissenting opinions, and use the authoritarian power of the state to silence those who disagree with them.
And they will do it all in the name of “protecting” “human rights,” so they can still feel like the good guys.
It’s incredibly dangerous, and if more Canadians don’t wake up fast we could lose the free expression that we still have left.