Tory Leadership Candidate Pierre Lemieux Blasts Liberal Hostility to Free Speech


I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend. I enjoyed being at home with my family at this special time of year, before heading back out on the road today to continue campaigning.

I had the chance to read a number of articles that, unfortunately, remind us all that the war on free speech is far from over, and that political correctness is entrenched within Liberal ideology.

I thought I’d share a few with you, and ask you a quick question. Please have a look and take a few seconds to click on a response…

1. Liberal Minister Maryram Monsef Wants Pro-Life Ads Shut Down

Pro-life ads are being run on buses in Peterborough, and Status of Women Minister Maryam Monsef doesn’t like it. While she acknowledges on her Facebook page that these ads are legal and are protected under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, she encourages people to complain to the Advertising Standards Canada. It’s her stated aim to shut down this legally-protected expression of free speech.

As Status of Women Minister, you might think she would focus her efforts on protecting vulnerable pregnant women and the babies they are carrying against violent criminal assault.  Not a chance under this Liberal government.

(Scroll past the poll for more examples of attempted Liberal censorship.)

Protecting free speech and pushing back against political correctness will be a key focus in a Lemieux government. 

How important do you feel it is for a leader to defend free speech?

2. Jordan Peterson Denied Federal Funding

Free speech advocate Jordan Peterson, who has been outspoken in his concerns about the forced use of made-up gender pronouns such as “xer”, “zie” and “perself”, has been denied federal grant funding for the first time ever in his career.

I have appreciated my many meetings and discussions with Dr. Peterson on topics such as C-16, M-103 and on how to best defend free speech. If you’d like to help him continue his work, you can contribute to a crowd-funding initiative that has been started.

3. Liberals Shutting Down Summer Student Funding to Pro-Life Groups

Apparently it wasn’t enough for Justin Trudeau that none of his candidates or MPs be pro-life. Now, if you’re a pro-life student who might want a summer job in this field, the Liberals will shut down opportunities available to you.

After a pro-abortion group complained publicly that Liberal MP Iqra Khalid (yes, the same MP who introduced M-103) had approved summer student funding to a pro-life organization, the Liberals quickly announced that this was “a mistake”.

They have now gone further, and said they will shut down all funding for pro-life organizations, even when the jobs are deemed to have merit by the Ministry of Human Resources and would provide meaningful summer employment to students.

The Liberals are trying to muzzle free speech and debate in this country.

Their actions speak louder than their talking points.

This is a government clearly seized with Liberal ideology, and not real concern for students, women, independent research or the middle class.  They seek to punish those who do not agree with them.

Free speech matters to Conservatives, which is why I’ve put it at the heart of my campaign.

Please support me as a leader who will continue to lead the charge for free speech under this Liberal government, and not be bullied by political correctness.

If you would like to help me reach more Canadians with my message, please donate to my campaign today.