Freedom of Expression in Canada: even better than Equatorial Guinea

Freedom House, an NGO that tracks the progress and decline of democracy around the world, has voiced concern about Canada for the first time I can remember:

“Canada faced threats to freedom of expression as government agencies brought charges against journalists who wrote commentaries that were critical of Islam,” it concludes in its 2009 report.

Jennifer Lynch, and the rest of you at the Canadian Human Rights Commission, take a deep bow. 

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