Belinda Stronach, the Liberal Minister for Democratic Renewal, admitted recently that the election gag law is too strict.
In a column appearing in the Newmarket Era Banner, Stronach is quoted as saying “easing some of the limits on third-party advertising may be worth considering”.
This is kind of a big deal since she is the first senior Liberal to even suggest the gag law is too restrictive.
Mind you she is no where near as opposed to gag laws as she was last year. That’s when she signed an NCC pledge which committed her to scrapping the gag law should she become Prime Minister.
But at least it’s a start.
Conservative Party leader Stephen Harper has also pledged to scrap the gag law.
Could this be the beginning of a bipartisan move to restore free speech to Canadians?