Persecution of Dissent: Canada’s Growing Culture of Censorship

In Analysis by Michael Rae

The Winston-Salem Witch Trials took place during the 17th century in colonial Massachusetts. Hundreds of people were accused, thirty were found guilty, and nineteen were executed by hanging. Even animals could not escape the hysteria sweeping the land where anyone could point a finger at another person and have them arrested.
In Canada, a witch hunt-like culture has developed in the form of political discrimination. It is not done execution style as in Salem. Still, people are fired and ostracized, ruining their careers and reputations. The individual, usually someone with a conservative viewpoint, is caricatured and made out to be a right-wing

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