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Despite widespread calls for changes in Section 13 of the federal Human Rights Act, Prime Minister Harper is doing nothing about it. Why? Because the Conservatives don’t want to do anything that opposition parties might use to paint them as social conservatives – so “no movement on abortion, family issues or free speech – yes, free speech belongs in the do not touch category apparently,” writes Brian Lilley on Examiner.com.

Despite widespread calls for changes in Section 13 of the federal Human Rights Act, Prime Minister Harper is doing nothing about it. Why? Because the Conservatives don’t want to do anything that opposition parties might use to paint them as social conservatives – so “no movement on abortion, family issues or free speech – yes, free speech belongs in the do not touch category apparently,” writes Brian Lilley on Examiner.com.

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Grant Buckler is a retired freelance journalist and a volunteer with Canadian Journalists for Free Expression and lives in Kingston, Ont.