July 31, 2019

Alberta's NDP warn: Free speech on campus will spread hate

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

Alberta's NDP don't want the Chicago free speech principles to take hold on Alberta post secondary campuses.

NDP education critic and former Education Minister David Eggen has penned a letter to UCP Premier Jason Kenney calling the free speech guidelines “offensive” and will give “license to hatred.”

Alberta's former Premier Rachel Notley tweeted that the Chicago principles will result in the “UCP dictating that universities and colleges give everyone, including hate groups a platform.”

So what are these scary Chicago principles? The way the left talks about them, they must have been written by Hitler himself.

The authoritarians in the NDP are counting on the fact that the public may not know what the principles are.

They state that:

“Although members of the University community are free to criticize and contest the views expressed on campus, and to criticize and contest speakers who are invited to express their views on campus, they may not obstruct or otherwise interfere with the freedom of others to express views they reject or even loathe. To this end, the University has a solemn responsibility not only to promote a lively and fearless freedom of debate and deliberation, but also to protect that freedom when others attempt to restrict it.”

The principles protect the rights of the speaker, the audience listening to the speaker and the faculty to express dissent and disagreement to the speaker.

Universities have become NDP factories, puking out ill-prepared intolerance snowflakes out into society like one of those snow-making machines you see at the ski resort.

But isn't that exactly what these NDP censors want: conservative parents paying a fortune to have their kids indoctrinated into future NDP voters.

Is it really any wonder that an NDP that opposes a policy to entrench a university's “responsibility to promote lively and fearless freedom of debate” would also be responsible for creating a bureaucracy called the Elections Commissioner that goes around investigating journalists for writing illegal books?

Check out SaveSheila.com for more to see how this same branch of the NDP is currently threatening to prosecute me for writing a book they didn't like.

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commented 2019-09-08 14:43:36 -0400
Twisting and turning the truth into your brand of hate must give you headaches. Have you no shame as well as no sense>
commented 2019-08-01 15:05:01 -0400
Laurence, you’re making too much sense here. How dare you!! Diversity, according to the Lib’s/Democrats is as Racist and Sexist as it gets. We know that. Half a Century ago, Diversity was not a word used. It was known as Multiculturalism, and it worked. Then, things changed. They (Lib’s/Leftists) began to pin one group against another, for preferential treatment. No different from Blacks and Indigenous, who have been doing this all along. Play that Race Card, and Bada Bing Bada Boom, you have an audience. Big money in that Industry..
commented 2019-08-01 14:25:00 -0400
Diversity is not and cannot be our strength. It’s just a talking point of the liberal to brainwash the young and the SJW types. Just look at how the democrats jump in the diversity bandwagon. What is strength has always been a common core value and a sense of belonging, but it seems that these values are no longer something that the liberal and progressives understand.
commented 2019-08-01 14:17:36 -0400
Remember, there’s no such thing as hate speech, only speech that the left hates.
commented 2019-08-01 12:26:50 -0400
Pretty amazing how these NDP a-holes ever get elected anywhere in the country-but they do. They aren’t the only ones. Their doctrine is shared by the Liberals as evidenced by the passing of M-103, Bill C6 and Section 13 all of which place limits on speech and in fact even compels certain speech. I am heartened by the rise of Conservatism in Canada but sadly I don’t think this will save our country, only delay the death spiral that all western democracies are facing. Western universities have indoctrinated their nation’s children and pumped them out by the millions much like the Soviet Union did. Nice though to have the NDP once again publicly reveal their warped view on free speech.
commented 2019-08-01 10:15:53 -0400
Here is a question. What is the lessor of the two evils, Socialism or Islam?
commented 2019-08-01 08:44:09 -0400
If they don’t like it here they can Puck off !
commented 2019-08-01 08:26:43 -0400
If speech codes are all that keeps Canada cohesive then diversity cannot possibly be our strength.
commented 2019-08-01 02:23:43 -0400
A basic tenet of National Socialism is being applied here by the Communists, er, NDP.
Get ‘em young and ya got ’em for life!
You know, it’s for the children…
commented 2019-08-01 01:03:07 -0400
Rebelation . commented 40 mins ago
Like it or not, all politicians are obligated to uphold our Charter Values, starting with Freedom of Expression. To promote censorship, is a Breach of Trust.
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I don’t believe that Trudeau knows about our Charter Values, or that promoting censorship is a breach of trust.
commented 2019-08-01 00:19:12 -0400
Like it or not, all politicians are obligated to uphold our Charter Values, starting with Freedom of Expression. To promote censorship, is a Breach of Trust.
commented 2019-08-01 00:17:18 -0400
The NDP (and most Liberals) have minds like a leg trap….nothing gets out….unless it eats a part of itself.
commented 2019-07-31 23:40:47 -0400
The mindset the NDP represents are why we can’t have nice things. They are outrageous fascists, in the shutting down speech sense. Have they even read the Chicago principles?
Free speech is THE fight.
commented 2019-07-31 22:52:40 -0400
Nothing terrifies the Left and the university SJW crowd more than free speech and free thought
commented 2019-07-31 22:30:04 -0400
This is true. The socialist control of speech worked very well in the Soviet Union. No one there was ever hurt by hate. Except the 20,000,000 they managed to off. But apart from them there were very few if any.
commented 2019-07-31 21:41:47 -0400
Mike and Jill that is damn right, they are the worst bigots of all.
commented 2019-07-31 21:20:49 -0400
What authoritarian monsters the NDP are! When free speech suited their aim of gaining power, they championed it. Now that they had power, freedom of speech is their enemy. Like all fascists, they want uniformity of thought and action. Orwell’s 1984 shows what will happen if free speech is stifled by governments.
commented 2019-07-31 20:31:46 -0400
sure seems to me our ’political’vote whores have become FAR TOO CONTROLLING, POWERFUL AND RACIST/ANTI CANADIAN OVER THE PAST FEW DECADES AND ONLY WE HAVE THE POWER TO STOP IT!
SHUT OFF THE TAPS NOW AND I BELIEVE WE WOULD BE SMART TO LAUNCH A MASSIVE LAWSUIT AGAINST EVERY POLITICIAN AND GOVERNMENT IN THE LAND TO SAVE OUR CHARTER, CONSTITUTION AND RIGHTS AS HUMAN BEINGS!WAKE THE HELL UP CANADIANS! WE IMPORT EVERYONE FROM AROUND THE WORLD AND SAVE THEM AS REFUGEES WHILE OUR OWN G.D. GOVERNMENTS/POLITICIANS ARE MAKING OUR COUNTRY AND OUR LIVES EXACTLY THE SAME AS WHAT THESE PEOPLE COME FROM!
WHAT EXACTLY IS IT ABOUT THE CANADIAN BRAIN THAT NONE OF YOU SEEM SMART ENOUGH TO GET THIS LITTLE FACT???
commented 2019-07-31 20:28:05 -0400
Mike Krchnak,
well said.
funny, as I always say, the ones who continuously scream "racism/racist’ are in fact THE BIGGEST RACISTS THEMSELVES!
commented 2019-07-31 20:25:42 -0400
the LIES just never end with these NAZI’S!
EVERY POLITICIAN, GOVERNMENT, JUDGE, COURT, MEDIA and sadly more and more SCHOOLS/PLACES OF HIGHER LEARNING are nothing but NAZI’S and THUGS !
LIKE TRUDEAU, IT IS THEIR WAY PERIOD!
ENOUGH! TIME FOR ACTION CANADIANS . SHOW YOU ARE NOT GOING TO BE PUSHED AROUND ANYMORE AND FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHTS, FREEDOMS, DEMOCRACY, COUNTRY AND LIVES!
most of you grew up in this free , democratic country while others FLED COMMUNIST/MARXIST./NAZI REGIMES YET NONE OF YOU HAVE THE GUTS TO STAND AGAINST THIS!
DO YOU ALL WANT TO BE BEHIND A WALL WITH NO FREEDOMS, RIGHTS , DEMOCRACY AND NO CHANCE OF EVER LIVING THE LIFE YOU ALL HAVE HAD HERE IN THE FORMER CANADA??
the whole world is full of communist/nazi/marxist regimes. lands so hop the next plane and by all means live in one of them but NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO DESTROY CANADA, OUR FREEDOMS, LIVES, DEMOCRACY AND SO ON- NOT EVEN TRUDEAU, HUSSEN, MORNEAU, MONSEF, CLIMATE BARBIE ETC. NONE OF THESE NAZI/TERRORISTS ARE GOING TO ALLOW THEMSELVES TO BE HELD TO DICTATORSHIPS WHILE ALL WILL BE FREE , WEALTHY AND HAVE ALL WHICH THEY ARE TAKING FROM US!
WAKE THE HELL UP CANUKS! THIS MAY BE THE LAST ELECTION IF YOU DON’T SNAP OUT OF YOUR APATHETIC, WILLFULLY IGNORANT COMAS!
commented 2019-07-31 19:56:20 -0400
Did the Wrinkled Little NDP Witch win the Alberta election ? Where is Kenney and his UCP ?
All we hear of is the NDP is suing Sheila or the Alberta NDP doesn’t want Free Speech. The overwhelming winners should kick the NDP to the side.
commented 2019-07-31 19:50:37 -0400
There are non more intolerant than those that whom promote tolerance.
commented 2019-07-31 19:35:33 -0400
Sheila asks how can any sane person disagree with this? There’s the rub the NDP are basically delusional socialists.
commented 2019-07-31 19:32:37 -0400
This just goes to prove that the whole educational system is controld by Marxism and has been for at least a couple of generations. Is it any wonder that the whole western world is so twisted up? Two generations of grubby socialist brainwashing will kill any free sociaty.
Time to unplug the Scuppers.
commented 2019-07-31 19:28:17 -0400
Education critic is the appropriate title for Eggen considering he spent four years doing everything he could to oppose and suppress education in Alberta.
commented 2019-07-31 19:18:46 -0400
They believe they are right and anybody else who disagrees with them are wrong.Therfore we all have to agree with their alt progressive leftist views.The battle cry of the left is always calling people racist who have another point of view than they do.So if you have conservative or Christian views your told your views are unacceptable.What about free speech or diversity of opinion.
commented 2019-07-31 19:05:07 -0400
The only ones spreading any hate, are those claiming to be trying to stop it.
commented 2019-07-31 18:51:55 -0400
“Alberta’s NDP warn: Free speech on campus will lead to spreading hate”

They are correct.

As long as you understand that the NDP define “hate speech” as any speech they hate. (i.e. anyone who does not hold their opinion on any particular topic.)