Emergencies Act ruling should be a stern lesson to government about free speech

Laws are on the books for a reason and should not be abused, especially when it comes to national security

This piece appeared in the Ottawa Citizen on January 25, 2024. Here is a link to the entire article.

The trucker convoy was a maelstrom of impoliteness and inconvenience. But it was not a ‘clear and present danger.’

A quote apparently misattributed to Voltaire goes as follows: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” It is a foundation of our concept of freedom of speech….

By Phil Gurski

Phil Gurski is the President and CEO of Borealis Threat and Risk Consulting Ltd. Phil is a 32-year veteran of CSE and CSIS and the author of six books on terrorism.