A tract from a quack University of Toronto poli sci professor. We can assume he only studies Canadian politics, as anything taking place outside Canada’s borders would be none of his business. Or would it…?
[Globe and Mail, August 26, 2008. Clifford Orwin] I loathe human-rights commissions as much as anyone. They are an excrescence on our body politic, and they make Canada a less free society, not a freer one. Their procedures are grossly unfair, placing intolerable pressures, financial and otherwise, on defendants to settle their cases even where they are innocent. They represent a malign bureaucracy run wild. There are other legal avenues for pursuing issues of discrimination, and any federal government with guts would at the very least rein in these commissions.
But this is for Canadians to worry about. Americans should stick to their own worries. The petitioners’ claim that human-rights commissions pose a threat to them is bogus.
[Globe and Mail, July 30, 2008. Clifford Orwin] I’m not an expert on China, so I’m inclined to defer to those Salonistas that are. I opposed awarding the Games to Beijing, because the world takes that for an honour, and the regime deserved no such honour.
Hey, prof. You’re not Chinese. So shut up.