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Le Devoir, the influential French-language Montreal newspaper, even reported that the Harper appointees are harassing Arab speakers at Democracy & Rights.

In the Toronto Star, columnist Haroon Siddiqui wrote: "There remains the larger issue of Harper emasculating institutions that used to operate at arm's length, independent of the partisan needs and ideology of the ruling party."

Beyond these public examples, though, one has to wonder what else is going on to entrench the ideological agenda of the Harper government.

Taken together these actions are an attack on free speech the likes of which we haven't seen since the 1950s anti-Communist McCarthy witch hunts.

Harper's actions systematically target an entire ethnic and religious community in a way that is reminiscent of attacks that were made against another community in the 1930s.

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EDWARD C. CORRIGAN SHORT BIO Edward C. Corrigan holds a B.A. in History and a Master's Degree in Political Science from the University of Western Ontario. Ed also has a Law Degree from the University of Windsor and was called to the Bar of the (more...)
 

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