The freedom to express nonviolent opinions in a public speaking event is a right that too many Canadians want to surrender — until it affects them.
In order to accomplish this, they use mass intimidation tactics, or even violence.
This creates a “safety” issue, which gives universities, for example, a convenient excuse to cancel a speaking event, thereby rewarding the intimidators by giving them what they want.
In other words, threatening chaos and violence will get results.
It is my hope that future governments of Canada will work to bring back freedom of speech to our allegedly democratic country, and that they will do this by providing universities or any other public locales with as many security and law enforcement staff as it takes, to enable public speaking events to proceed.
How much free speech are you willing to surrender before you say, “Stop!?” JEFF FEENSTRA
KEMPTVILLE (Us at the Sun? None.)