I didn’t realize until today just how angry I am at this mealy-mouthed, utterly lame, irrational excuse of an argument from someone who claims to be in favour of civil liberties. Alan Borovoy wrote this piece as general counsel emeritus of The Civil Liberties Association of Canada. This association, from what I can tell, is apparently happy that we have political prisoners in Canada in the person of Linda Gibbons, who, for no reason whatsoever, has spent close to ten years behind bars. This purported excuse of a civil liberties association has, to my knowledge made no attempt to defend Linda, who has been IN JAIL for walking on a public sidewalk. What a third-rate excuse for civil liberties this is, that lets Canadians go to jail for the simple act of totally and completely peaceful protest.
A total and utter shame.
No cheers for a “civil liberties association” that isn’t worth the paper their business cards are written on.
PS. If I’m wrong and they have defended Linda Gibbons, anytime now would be a good time to let me know about that and the mea culpa post will be immediately forthcoming.by