Human rights complaints much ado about nothing

In a piece for The Gazette called “Media are getting all lathered up over nothing,” human-rights lawyer Pearl Eliadis gives three reasons why the outrage over the Mark Steyn/Maclean’s/Ezra Levant human rights complaints is unwarranted. First, there has been no suppression of speech. Second, freedom of speech has its limits. Third, the commissions do not have the power of the courts. “So what are these journalists complaining about?” she asks. “That someone has filed a complaint. The journalists are really suggesting that they should be above the law and that freedom of speech should insulate them completely.”

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