From this morning's Globe and Mail - - -
Columnist Mark Steyn denounced the [British Columbia] Human Rights Tribunal's scrutiny of his work this week as part of a "ludicrous" system run by "pretend judges."
The tribunal is meeting because of a complaint filed by the Canadian Islamic Congress over a piece by Mr. Steyn published by Maclean's magazine in October, 2006. Muslim critics have said the article, titled, "The Future Belongs to Islam," spreads Islamophobia by alleging the religion will soon take over the Western world.
Mr. Steyn, making his first appearance yesterday at the tribunal's hearings, won't testify in the case but had plenty to say outside the courtroom.
"I think we are almost certain to be convicted and then we will appeal," he said.If that happens, he added, "We are going to have a privately owned magazine under state regulation. There are countries where that happens. And there's a word for that: totalitarian."
Mr. Steyn expressed frustration that the tribunal does not allow him to confront his accusers and does not provide him due process. . . .
The rest of the G&M's story's here.
The PC outrages just seem to mount.
It is sad to see a country like Canada slowly ( or maybe not so slowly) toss away what were once cherished freedoms.
It's sad as well to see the extent of PC in the United States.