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They Canít Cancel All of Us: How We Fought the Woke Thought Police and Won
New Discourses ^ | June 11, 2020 | Lisa Bildy

Posted on 07/15/2020 1:28:02 PM PDT by edwinland

This is the story of how Social Justice Activists turned the [Canadian] Law Society into the thought police.

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It’s a story about a handful of ordinary lawyers and paralegals, mostly sole or small firm practitioners, who risked careers, reputations, friendships and more to stand up against the progressive juggernaut, because they believed that their professional regulator had no right to tell its members what they are required to think and believe in order to practice law.

All by itself, it’s a fascinating tale (as much as one can be fascinated by lawyers). But what I really want to share with you in my short 15 minutes is how this story is a microcosm of a much broader culture war that is being waged across Western society. I’d like to share some lessons learned, and some hope and encouragement that pushback efforts like ours can, and indeed must, succeed.

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In December of 2016, “Benchers” (the governors of the law society) unanimously passed 13 recommendations designed to address this systemic racism ... Among the recommendations were measures designed to ensure “better representation of racialized licensees, in proportion to the representation in the Ontario population, in the professions, in all legal workplaces and at all levels of seniority.” After going on about how important these measures were to addressing racism, they then immediately voted to extend those same recommendations to all “equity-seeking groups”. These groups were not defined or limited in any way, nor was there any comparable report, offered even as a pretense, to indicate why this was necessary. ... By that very action, the law society confirmed ... that this exercise was not about addressing racism at all, but about requiring lawyers and paralegals to swear allegiance to progressive values as a condition of practicing law.

(Excerpt) Read more at newdiscourses.com ...


TOPICS: Canada; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: canada; cancel; cancelculture; sjw; woke
This is a truly inpiring story of courage in the face of enforced conformity.

I really strongly recommend reading the whole thing. But if you're impatient, the message is that people who are willing to publicly conform will vote the other way when they get to the ballot box.

1 posted on 07/15/2020 1:28:02 PM PDT by edwinland
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To: edwinland

Good read. Thanks.


2 posted on 07/15/2020 1:41:59 PM PDT by 03A3 (If we can defund the police, we sure as hell can defund the FBI)
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To: edwinland

For later


3 posted on 07/15/2020 1:50:15 PM PDT by sphinx
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bkmk


4 posted on 07/15/2020 1:59:44 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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Bkmk


5 posted on 07/15/2020 2:00:52 PM PDT by smvoice (I WILL NOT WEAR THE RIBBON.)
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Bkmk


6 posted on 07/15/2020 2:43:22 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: edwinland

Great article. Thank you for sharing!


7 posted on 07/15/2020 3:01:04 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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