Disagree with feminists? That is a crime in Canada

Yep, Canada has become such a politically correct sackless nation that you’re not allowed to disagree politically with feminists anymore. (source)

Update: A reader correctly pointed out that this is not yet a conviction – just some prosecutor decided that this was a crime. We’ll see what the court and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms has to say about it.

But, the mere fact that a prosecutor was willing to bring charges based on these facts is quite troubling.

UPDATE: A reader provided this counterpoint. The counterpoint is from a blog, Canadaland, so make of it what you will — but if it is to be believed, there’s more to this story than the National Post is reporting.

On reputation, I’m more inclined to believe the National Post, but I’m certainly carrying enough skepticism to give Canadaland a fair shake.

4 Responses to Disagree with feminists? That is a crime in Canada

  1. Barrister says:

    You failed to note that the case is still before the courts and not decided yet. It is highly unlikely that even if a conviction is registered, that it will stand up on appeal as the Charter of Rights and Freedoms governs free speech and our courts are usually very vigourous in defending freedom of expression. Stay tuned.

  2. Barrister says:

    Even the police weren’t thrilled about the case according to other accounts and the Crown prosecutor didn’t have much to say. She should have just dropped the charges as is her right. But…..

  3. andrews says:

    I dunno. Even the “other side” report makes it appear that the worst he did was disagree with the “victim” on twitter after she had told him not to. It may be that the standard for criminal harassment in Canada is less than we might otherwise expect.

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