According to the opposition parties, the Conservatives avoided much fuss and blowback, while removing Sections 13 and 54 from the Human Rights Act, by devious means. The repeal was quietly tabled as a private members’ bill, and the vote on third reading whipped while the prime minister was out of harm’s way, abroad.
This would seem to be substantially correct, and let me congratulate the Conservative government on getting away with it. I, along with everyone in Canada, with something to say on any controversial subject, can breathe a little easier, thanks to their success. I am also impressed that the government was able to remember the shameful cases brought against Mark Steyn and Ezra Levant, for five long years before finally seizing the day.
The rest of the Act remains in force, however, and Commissions and Tribunals will continue to crush little people, out of public view, for asserting such fundamental human rights as refusing to serve a customer, or rent an apartment, or tell someone what you think of him.