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04-01-2011, 04:58 PM
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Buddy The Elf
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Originally Posted by JDM View Post
Illegal? Does Canada not have freedom of speech? (honest question, don't know much about their laws).

In poor taste? Absolutely. But racist COMMENTS being illegal? At what point do we outlaw thinking unfavorable thoughts?
To answer your question, yes, there are laws in Canada against "hate speech". I don't know the extent of them but I know they are ultra-PC up there. They just banned the song "Money For Nothing" by Dire Straits after it has been played on the radio for 25 years because he says a word that starts with an "f" and rhymes with maggot in the song a few times. But in the song when he says it, he is saying in the 3rd person as if somebody is saying it about him. They completely took it out of context. But that should give you an idea about how PC they are.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hate_speech_laws_in_Canada

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