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GOLDSTEIN: For climate alarmists 'free speech' exists only for them

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20.08.2019

There’s a delicious irony in the fact those who seek to shut down opposing viewpoints on the issue of human-induced climate change have been hoisting with their own petard.

What’s happened is that because People’s Party of Canada leader Maxime Bernier doesn’t believe in human-induced climate change, environmental charities have been warned by Elections Canada that advertising that it’s real, or an emergency, during the election campaign, could be considered politically partisan advertising.

Tim Gray, executive director of Environmental Defence Canada, told The Canadian Press this doesn’t mean they can’t talk about their views in, for example, media interviews.

But if they pay to advertise their position during the election and spend over $500, they will have to register as third parties, which these groups say could put their charitable status at risk, including their ability to issue tax receipts.

These groups complain it’s a........

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