In The Inquisition In Canada my friend Bob outlines how Human Rights Commissions (HRCs) are being abused.
Last week’s Cross Country Checkup episode titled “Are There Legitimate Limits to Free Expression?” also delves into the role of the HRCs as part of a larger discussion on free speech. You can find a nice introduction to this topic in the episode’s introduction (text) or you can download to the whole show (MP3). Several people people close to this issue are interviewed as well callers from across the country.
There was also a quote from someone (unfortunately I don’t remember who) which sums the issue up nicely (paraphrasing):
You have a right to not be exposed to hate but you don’t have a right to not be offended.