Trudeau’s Liberals: Image vs. Reality

Spectator World
July 19, 2021

The Liberal Party’s legislative priorities include a bill to banish “hate speech” and a gender identity bill that nullifies women’s sex-based rights. In Spectator World, Meghan Murphy writes that Canadians’ fundamental rights are being stolen from under our noses in a country run by “cowards and imbeciles.”

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