The “right-wing” Fraser Institute (they’re “right-wing” according to Canada’s liberal media because they’re against socialism and in favor of free markets) just hosted (our!) John Stossel on the Canadian leg of his book tour, and now they’re hosting Mark Milke.
Here’s their information bulletin:
A Nation of Serfs? How Canada’s Political Culture Corrupts Canadian Values
Toronto June 8, 2006 | Calgary June 15, 2006 | no Vancouver??
Columnist, Author, and Public Policy Consultant
Event Brochure: Milke Toronto Flyer.pdf
In February 2004, a majority on Canada’s Supreme Court (Harper v. Canada) endorsed severe restrictions on political speech – the constitutional right to free expression – on the grounds that there was a “danger that political advertising may manipulate or oppress the voter.”
But shielding Canadians in that case was a sharp change of direction from a previous decision in 2001. In Canada v. Sharpe, self-created child pornography was permitted on the claim that such individually created erotica was not proved harmful to society – thus an unjustified and too-great infringement on the constitution’s guarantee to freedom of expression. Why did they not take a similar, cautious just-in-case approach to self-created child pornography? Where should the boundary be?
Drawing on excerpts from his new book, Mark Milke will discuss the high court’s differing approaches to freedom of expression. Please join us for this controversial discussion!
Registration & Lunch: 12 noon
Presentation: 12:15 pm
Adjournment: 1:30 pm
Cheques, Cash, Visa, Mastercard and American Express accepted. Full refund on 48 hours’ notice.
You will not receive tickets in advance for this event – all we require is your name when you register and there will be a nametag prepared for you at the registration desk. If you are bringing a guest, please let us know their name, position, and organization at least 24 hours in advance so that we can have their tag prepared as well. Please also let us know of special dietary requirements.
The Weston Conference Centre
3rd. Floor – 1491 Yonge St. (at St.Clair)
Individual Tickets $30.00
Student Tickets $15.00
The Fairmont Palliser
133 9th Ave. SW
Individual Tickets $35.00
Student Tickets $20.00