Saturday, May 17, 2008

BC about to be gagged - again !

Gag laws restrict – and even prohibit – the right of citizens and citizen groups from advertising during election campaigns.

Gordon Campbell, the premier of BC, who got rid of gag laws when he was first elected, seems to have reconsidered the desirability of people's ability to criticize government now that his party is the government.

BC's premier is taking the gag law he got rid of to a new extreme. The new gag law forbids "an advertising message that promotes or opposes, directly or indirectly, a registered political party or the election of a candidate, including an advertising message that takes a position on an issue with which a registered political party or candidate is associated."

Election issues in BC, it seems, are only for discussion by established parties and their battery of lawyers and accountants.

This must be stopped. Check out: http://www.justshutupbc.com

2 comments:

Cory said...

Are Liberals really liberal?

Are Conservatives really conservative?

Are New Democrats really democratic?

And are the BQers in Ottawa really Block-Heads?

Sometimes I think that only the last of these questions has an answer of "yes".

countrytown said...

I agree with Cory.
And god forbid taxpayers should be allowed to speak up during an election, how will they be able to feed us all the BS?

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