Canada Day cause for celebration, concern

To the editor;

As people across Canada ready themselves to celebrate another birthday we do well to reflect on what makes our country so great.

To the editor;

As people across Canada ready themselves to celebrate another birthday we do well to reflect on what makes our country so great. Indeed, it is the fundamental freedoms of expression, religion, conscience and association that make Canada the envy and destination of so many.

Of concern though is the increasing erosion of those freedoms due in large part to the long and unchecked reach of  both provincial and federal Human Rights Commissions. The extraordinary powers that these commissions possess by subverting the true principles of justice (innocent until proven guilty) need to be reigned in.

Let this 145th year since Confederation be the one wherein our elected officials find the courage to address this growing threat to our freedoms.

 

Mike Schouten