Petition to Premier Ford - keep defending free speech, repeal bubble zones


Repeal the NO FREE SPEECH ZONES created under Kathleen Wynne’s Bill 163

Dear Premier Ford,

You’ve demonstrated that protecting free speech from the ongoing assault by liberal ideologues is a high priority for your administration.

Thank you for the recent policy announcement that universities will lose government funding if they don’t respect free speech on campus.

However, please don’t stop at protecting free speech on college campuses. Remember that the Liberals established draconian NO FREE SPEECH ZONES on taxpayer-owned, public sidewalks across Ontario. This soviet-style censorship cannot be allowed to stand.

In 2017 the Wynne Liberals passed an unconstitutional censorship law, Bill 163, which criminalized peaceful pro-life expression – even silent prayer - on public property. 

Ontarians possess a constitutional right to freedom of expression and freedom of assembly.

But now, they’ll be arrested if they pray silently on a taxpayer-owned, public sidewalk within a radius of up to 150 metres of an abortion facility.

This means that a little old lady, silently praying on public property, not saying a single word to anybody, can be arrested and face serious jail time. Does that sound like a just law for a nation that claims to be democratic and free?

Laws already exist against harassment, assault and uttering threats, so the censorship legislation isn’t even necessary… except for liberals to be able to silence a point of view with which they disagree.

If any demonstrator assaults or utters threats to clients of the abortion facility, by all means, they should face the sanctions authorized by criminal laws that already exist. But those kinds of things were never happening anyway, as police reports have proven. 

The claims of pro-lifers spitting on women were fabricated by dishonest left-wing activists who often lie to push their agenda.

Pro-lifers are peaceful, respectful and never prevent abortion customers from entering the facility. Causing someone to feel “offended” by exposing them to an opinion with which they disagree does not constitute assault. The law must not pretend it does.

Premier Ford, I ask you to defend free speech once more by repealing Bill 163, and thus, eliminating the NO FREE SPEECH ZONES that Liberals established on taxpayer-owned, public sidewalks.



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Anonymous Kingston , ON
Mar 9, 2019 - 01:14pm
Brenda I. Oakville, ON
Mar 9, 2019 - 12:57pm
Anonymous Onoway , AB
Mar 9, 2019 - 12:21pm
We are to be living in a democracy and it seems to me that many Governments want to take the rights of free speech on so many levels, I’m thankful for what Doug Ford is doing but he has to change this law, I believe he also has to make goo
Wilma S. St Catharines, On, ON
Mar 9, 2019 - 12:03pm
No freedom to quietly pray - why on earth not???
Cynthia L. Manotick, ON
Mar 9, 2019 - 11:59am
We have faith in you to do the right thing Mr Ford
Nathalie L. Irishtown, NB
Mar 9, 2019 - 11:55am
Dieudonne P. Saint-François de Madawaska, NB
Mar 9, 2019 - 11:54am
Anne J. Campbellville, ON
Mar 9, 2019 - 11:23am
Please stand up for the democratic right of Canadians to peacefully pray and express their stand for the life of the unborn. We have no desire to interfere with others' rights. Thank you for your hard work.
Kerry M. Markham, ON
Mar 9, 2019 - 11:12am
Erin H. Cambridge , ON
Mar 9, 2019 - 10:48am
Please consider seriously this request.
virginia m. Sebringville, ON
Mar 9, 2019 - 10:32am
Andrew B. Mississauga, ON
Mar 9, 2019 - 10:25am
Josephine Q. Harrowsmith, ON
Mar 9, 2019 - 10:22am
Millie V. Strathroy, ON
Mar 9, 2019 - 10:21am
Anonymous Saskatoon, SK
Mar 9, 2019 - 10:21am
Preserving life is everyone's responsibilities