A guardian of our pristine Trudeaupia lays down the law re "free speech" in Canada (i.e. the lack thereof) to a mouthy, shoot-from-the-hip right-winger. (The headline is expressly for him.)
It is at times likes these that I recall the words of one of the heroines of my youth, Teddy Roosevelt's brash daughter Alice. A woman who refused to be cowed by the social niceties of her era, she had a pillow embroidered with the message: "If you haven't got anything nice to say, come sit next to me."
I have always sought to live by those stirring words.
Update: Another quote to cite in this context--that of the CHRC's Dean Steacy (a.k.a. JADEWARR). It was Steacy who uttered those immortal and deathless words: "Freedom of speech is an American concept, so I don't give it any value."
So touching. So Canadian.