Feb. 27, 2019
Conservatives don’t clutch their pearls and try to de-platform leftists they disagree with when they exercise their freedom of speech
The SNC-Lavalin scandal has Canadians fixated on justice and the rule of law.
The timing could not be better for a charity called Canadians for the Rule of Law (CFTRL), which is hosting a full-day “National Teach-in” in Toronto on March 17, entitled, “The New Taboo: Respect for the Rule of Law in Canada.” It was planned long before the present political brouhaha, and isn’t concerned with corporate corruption, but it’s a nice marketing coincidence all the same.
In fact, the Teach-In’s main thrust is freedom of speech and citizens’ legal rights. The range of challenges to the rule of law addressed includes those posed by “the radical left, radical Islamists, and the radical right.” The conference was organized by David Nitkin, president of EthicScan, a consultancy that pairs businesses with ethical partners, and a volunteer with a raft of civic groups.