Free speech and liberty symposium, December 7 in Ottawa
Freedom of speech is not just important - it is, in fact, the foundation of an open and free society. In Canada, however, as in other countries in the Western World, this and other basic freedoms are under attack under the pretext of protecting and promoting human rights.
Join us in Ottawa December 7 as we survey Canada's historic commitment to individual liberty and how current government practices conflict with that proud tradition. Learn how, by suppressing free speech, human rights laws are actually undermining human rights in Canada and abroad. Examine the prospects for reversing the tide and learn from the experts what you can do to help.
Brian Lee Crowley - Past President and Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies and author of the new book Fearful Symmetry - The Rise and Fall of Canada's Founding Values Barbara Kay - National Post columnist Peter Stockland - Former editor of the Montreal Gazette and currently Executive Director of the Centre for Cultural Renewal Karen Selick - Senior Counsel at the Canadian Constitution Foundation Joseph C. Ben-Ami - President of the Canadian Centre for Policy Studies Bjorn Larsen - President of the International Free Press Society - Canada John Robson - Radio commentator and Ottawa Citizen columnist Richard Bastien - Director of the National Capital chapter of the Catholic Civil Rights League and member of the board of CIVITAS Gerry Nicholls - Former Senior Executive with the National Citizens Coalition and publisher of LibertasPost.ca
and many more distinguished panelists - including MPs and policy-makers...