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‘A Proposed Hate Communication Restriction and Freedom of Expression Protection Act: A Possible Compromise to a Continuing Controversy’ by Edward H. Lipsett, B.A. LL.B.
Published in UNDERNEATH THE GOLDEN BOY, VOLUME 6, September 2009
"Freedom of expression is the matrix, the indispensable condition, of nearly every other form of freedom." Benjamin Cardozo, US jurist (1870-1938)
Presentation to the Legislative Standing Committee on Bill 41 - The Profits of Criminal Notoriety Act, May 2004
May 11, 2004
I am happy to appear once again on behalf of the Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties. MARL is a non-profit group, founded in 1978, dedicated to advocacy and education in aspects of human rights and civil liberties affecting Manitobans. This submission is based in part on contributions made by volunteers with MARL's Charter Rights and Legislative Review Committee.
The Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects "freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression." Commonly known as "the freedom of speech," it confirms the right of citizens to express their thoughts through speech, writing, print, and other forms of communication.