Thursday, January 31, 2008

Bloggers Get Results! MP Hears Us, Takes Bold Action For Our Rights & Freedoms

Dr. Keith Martin, Canadian MP, a real human rights champion

Story here.

Bravo, Keith!

(Yes, he is currently a Liberal, actually, but what he's doing isn't something his current party of affiliation is, I'm afraid, likely to unanimously welcome, to put it mildly)

Keith Martin, a Liberal MP from Victoria, has introduced a private member's bill that is as groundbreaking as it is concise:

That, in the opinion of the House, subsection 13(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act should be deleted from the Act.

This is important for several reasons:

1. It's evidence that the "undernews" of the abusive, unaccountable conduct of the human rights commissions has caught the attention of at least one MP (we can assume Sen. Anne Cools is watching things, too).

2. That MP is a socially progressive Liberal (formerly a red Reformer), whose human rights credentials with the Left are impeccable. Not only has he made international human rights one of his causes in Parliament, but he has personally walked the talk, serving on various Doctors Without Borders missions.

(There's more...)

Read it all for yourself!!!