Sunday, February 12, 2006

Prof Takes On Gag Law

Professor Filip Palda (H/T Paul Tuns) masterfully dissects the federal election gag law in the latest Fraser Forum.

He puts the whole question in economic terms, arguing that gag laws “restrict competition and enshrine the power of existing parties in ways that free market aspirants to monopoly can only dream about.”

To Palda this hits at the very core of our democratic system.

“Canada’s future,” he writes, “is not a matter we must delegate to parties. Canada’s future is a question which all citizens must be allowed to debate.”

Let’s hope the new Conservative government is listening.

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