Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Canada Drops to 19th Place in World Rankings of Press Freedom

The Canadian Press reports today that a French watchdog group "Reporters Without Borders" ranked Canada 19th this year, down from 13th the year before, in a list of the countries with the most freedom of the press in the world. As Ezra Levant points out on his blog, this is a disgrace for a country with an 800 year tradtion of freedom of speech. We now rank behind countries recently (less than 20 years ago) set free from Soviet totalitarianism such as Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Former World War II Axis powers Germany and Japan are now higher than us. Good for them, but why are we not #1? See the whole list here.

Levant points out that many of the questions asked in the survey of journalists focus on areas that have been violated by the Canadian Human Rights Commission during recent years. He documents how the CHRC violates 9 out of the issues covered in the 40 questions and opines that he is surprised that our ranking has not fallen further. I'm sure that if Parliament continues to ignore the out-of-control censors at the HRC's, we will fall futher in years to come.

When liberals become fascists, they are more dangerous than normal fascists because they think they are still liberal and therefore commit their crimes with a clear consscience and a smug sense of moral superiority.

4 comments:

billysunday said...

Curious though that liberal fascist countries like Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Norway all sit near the top of the list...

Craig Carter said...

Maybe there is so much group think and self-censorship and the conservative opposition is so timy over there that there is nothing to slap down. I'm sure Jennifer Lynch dreams of a Canada like that.

billysunday said...

Maybe the opposition is timy over there indeed. Curse those liberal fascists and their clear consscience!

Andrew said...

Hey billy,

You're kind of being a dork with the typo stuff.

Have a great day!