The Canadian Human Rights Commission is no such thing
In Saskatchewan, the CHRC is prosecuting a former Member of Parliament for politically incorrect mail that he sent to constituents five years ago.So, Canada seems to have not merely criminalized political speech, but criminalized political speech by politicians during their own campaigns.
Jim Pankiw, an MP who served from 1997 to 2004, is on trial for sending out flyers criticizing Indian crime in Saskatchewan. If convicted, Pankiw can face massive fines. He could also face other orders, ranging from a forced apology to a lifetime ban on commenting about aboriginal issues. If Pankiw refuses to comply with such an order, he could serve time in jail.
Remind me again, please: Just why is it we are supposed to think of Canada as a kinder, gentler place which we should -but bestially refuse to- emulate?