Thursday, September 24, 2009

I Smell a Human Rights Complaint Coming in BC

Vancouver Public Library Refuses to Allow Assisted Suicide Seminar

No Apologies reports that the Vancouver Public Library had the good sense to not allow an Australian group Exit International to host a right-to-die assisted suicide seminar this month in the downtown location.

But, the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association says it is restricting free speech. As they say:
“We have reviewed the materials Exit International plan to present and it’s our opinion they would not be in contravention of the Criminal Code or put them afoul of Canadian legislation, nor would they be assisting suicide under the definition of the law.”
Exit does not seem in a hurry to exit, and is trying to reschedule in hopes the library has a change of heart or maybe a death in the family.

So, there are a lot of wacky people in this country and not all of them are in Ontario. But, at the moment this is a victory for the good guys. However, in this crazy world we live in, I suggest we stay tuned. It ain't over til the fat lady sings.

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