Freedom of What?cott to show in Ottawa on November 12th...
Freedom of What?cott
November 12, 2011, 1:15 PM
Library & Archives Canada
Part of the 2nd Annual Free Thinking Film Festival
This documentary walks the fine line between comedy and controversy, between tolerance and hate, capturing one man’s unforgettable journey to the Supreme Court of Canada. Bill Whatcott is a Canadian social conservative who actively campaigns against homosexuality and abortion. On February 25, 2010 the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal overturned a Saskatchewan Human Rights Tribunal ruling against him alleging discrimination against 4 gay people and fining him $17,500. The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission has appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada, where we are awaiting a ruling. This documentary looks at both sides of this issue.
Speaker: Karen Selick of the Canadian Constitution Foundation
"New Canadian movie about a hard-to-love free speech hero looks surprisingly good... I don’t know who 'the Moon Brothers' are, (and I hope they didn’t use taxpayer money to make this movie) but really: Isn’t this one of the most intriguing trailers you’ve seen in a while? A bit Errol Morris?"
-- Kathy Shaidle, blogger