By Jamil Jivani, July 13, 2022
For Canadians who believe in free speech, it’s time we recognize the damage that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has done to the Liberal Party of Canada. He has abandoned voters at the centre and appeals to an increasingly left-wing base that breaks from the federal Liberal party’s past support for free speech.
New survey data from the University of Saskatchewan’s Canadian Hub for Applied and Social Research shows that Canadians on the left of the political spectrum do not see free speech as a top priority in our country.
According to the data: only three per cent of left-leaning respondents feel they have very little or no freedom of speech; a meagre 2.5 per cent of left-leaning respondents want no limits on speech; and left-leaning respondents were more likely than right-leaning respondents to say that governments and corporations should have the power to curtail misinformation and hate speech.