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Tuesday, October 12, 2004

No Fifis Here

“MONTREAL - A gay man who was called a ‘fifi’ by a used car salesman has been awarded $1,000 by Quebec's Human Rights Tribunal. …

In addition to the $1,000 in ‘moral damages,’ the car salesman and his employer must also pay interest and expenses.”

CBC News, http://www.cbc.ca/story/canada/national/2004/10/11/quebec_gaysettlement041011.html


It’s little news items like this that send a chill down my spine and make me grateful I’m not currently living in Canada.

They amount to an absence of freedom of speech in Canada. We must all guard what we say.

Note too that the accused did not have his day in a conventional court, but was convicted by special tribunal. Rather like a witch hunt.

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