August 27, 2018

Joseph Howe: Canada's free speech hero

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

All across Canada, statues of our "founding fathers" are being torn down in the name of political correctness. When I was in Halifax covering the Conservative Party convention, I was pleased to see that one of those statues is still standing.

Have you ever heard of Joseph Howe? I wasn't until I was hauled before Human Rights Commissions for publishing the Danish cartoons of Mohammed. I went searching for some Canadian free speech heroes, and Howe was one of the only names I discovered.

He was a brave investigative journalist and newspaper publisher, and his story should be more widely known...

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commented 2018-08-28 01:46:09 -0400
Amy Lynn that is all right , but it should be 100%.
commented 2018-08-28 00:42:12 -0400
RON CHRISTENSEN commented 6 hours ago
“ Free speech is the whole thing , the whole ballgame . Free speech is life itself .” Salmon Rushdie
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Ron, do you remember when Salmon Rushdie was the brave darling of the Left? Now they never utter his name.
commented 2018-08-27 23:03:33 -0400
but the founder of Halifax, Cornwallis ….has had his statue ripped away because he didn’t conform to 21st century moral standards….like most 18th century figures.
commented 2018-08-27 22:57:35 -0400
Huh, interesting. Thanks Ezra!
commented 2018-08-27 22:40:05 -0400
On an interesting note, 77% of Toronto Star readers polled believe that John A MacDonald’s statue SHOULD NOT be removed.
commented 2018-08-27 22:28:23 -0400
If it weren’t for Joseph Howe, the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia would probably have passed into extinction. I don’t think anyone is gunning for his statue’s removal.

In regard to removing MacDonald’s statue, I’m against it but tell the truth. Mention on his plaque that he starved thousands of indigenous people, that he wasnt’t just racist but also cruel. Tie a truthful plaque around his neck for all to see.
commented 2018-08-27 20:21:07 -0400
Beat the Yanks at Freedom of Speech/Press..Cheers to Joseph Howe…That’s a great Canadian..

Let’s see which liberalist globalist goofball will lead the charge to try to erase his name from history..
commented 2018-08-27 20:01:58 -0400
Canadian history is necessary for people in our nation to learn about what it actually means to be Canadian and should be taught in our schools (if it hasn’t been removed by the cultural Marxists already). Joseph Howe’s ideas as a Canadian need to be revisited. This is a nation that historically stood up and fought for what was right. Canadian families did. Our soldiers did. The post-modernists today are attempting to rewrite our history. Joseph Howe had guts, knowledge, wisdom, vision and will; those rare personal attributes you need to lead. He should be a mentor for every Canadian journalist. He was a great Canadian.
commented 2018-08-27 18:44:08 -0400
“ Free speech is the whole thing , the whole ballgame . Free speech is life itself .” Salmon Rushdie
commented 2018-08-27 18:25:28 -0400
Tearing down statues is nothing more than throwing away Canada’s identity. NWO Marxist are behind this traitorous action and they will be doing the Divide and Conquer part, in the near future.
Let all Canadians stand up and and say ‘No’ to Trudeau…….. No, we have had enough.
commented 2018-08-27 18:11:33 -0400
Robert Dunning very well stated.
commented 2018-08-27 17:47:46 -0400
commie council in victoria would have ripped his head off as well ezra. are history means nothing to cretins.