Reining in free speech

A polling firm was recently hired by one political party to spread false “rumours” (in a riding held by a rival party)

News item: A polling firm was recently hired by one political party to spread false “rumours” (in a riding held by a rival party) about “the impending retirement” of the incumbent.

Government House Leader Peter Van Loan, whose party was the culprit, describes these dirty tactics as free speech.

To Peter Van Loan, or anyone else who claims free speech as justification for these (in the words of the Speaker of the House) “reprehensible” actions, a truer and more honest example of free speech is exemplified when I unreservedly respond to your lame justification for working against the common interests of all of us, with my reply: “(Forget) you.”

Paul Bouchard

 

Penticton