Should there be a limit to free speech?
The Charlie Hebdo massacre showed us that some would violently suppress freedom of speech. Our Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms lists freedom of speech as a fundamental right. What do you think? Do people have the right to say whatever they want, or should there be a limit? If there should be a limit, who should set it, and how?
Come to the Philosophers’ Café as David R. Clark Q.C., former Attorney General of New Brunswick, helps us explore this difficult question.
Once a month a speaker will introduce a theme to the Café, and then all who attend can join in respectful, non-partisan conversation, or just sit back and listen. You are welcome to propose topics and introduce them at future Cafés. Themes should be of broad interest and national significance, and have an element of controversy to them.
As with each Café, David Clark will have just 10 minutes to introduce the topic, and then the floor is open for 50 minutes of moderated discussion.
Note that we are moving. The philosophers wish to thank Quality Foods for making meeting space available for the Café. Now that we have outgrown that space, we thank the Berwick Comox Valley for opening their doors for us.
When: Wednesday, May 6, 7:00-8:00PM
Location: Berwick Comox Valley, community room
1700 Comox Ave, Comox, BC V9M 4H4
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