Faith Goldy: "Doug Ford’s new “anti semitism” Bill 168 (passed second reading) will make Iqra Khalid’s blasphemy motion M103 look like child’s play."

From The Bullet:

Bill 168 was approved on second reading by a vote of 55-0, and now goes to the standing committee on justice policy for review and public input before a final vote. Particularly concerning is that not one NDP MPP voted against the Bill, representing a serious betrayal of the party’s commitments toward human rights and progressive values in Ontario. Conspicuously absent were nearly the entire Ontario NDP caucus, including party leader Andrea Horwath, and anti-racism critic Laura Mae Lindo. In a bizarre move, NDP MPP John Vanthof spoke to concerns around the impact on freedom of expression that Bill 168 represents, but then voted in favour of the Bill.

From Faith Goldy:

You thought Canada’s M-103 Federal Blasphemy laws were bad?!

Here comes another attack on our dwindling freedom of speech in Canada...

Ontario’s so-called “conservative” Government has unanimously passed the second reading of Bill 168, which seeks to ban all criticism of individual Jews and Israel

Bill 168 seeks to officially define antisemitism in Ontario with the 'International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance' definition.

How does the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance label anti semitism?

-Using the symbols and images associated with classic antisemitism (e.g., claims of Jews killing Jesus or blood libel) to characterize Israel or Israelis.

-Accusing Jews as a people of being responsible for real or imagined wrongdoing committed by a single Jewish person or group, or even for acts committed by non-Jews.

Mark my words: THIS WILL BECOME FEDERAL LAW! From sex ed to sharia, Ontario is ALWAYS the canary in the coal mine.