It’s good to see a little sanity return to an issue that seems to defy common sense. I honestly can’t understand how anyone who values free expression could defend banning simple insults.
The crime of “insulting” someone through words or behaviour, which once led to the arrest of a student for asking a police officer whether his horse was gay, is to be dropped.[..]She said the government had supported the retention of the word insulting to prevent people swearing at police officers, protesters burning poppies, or “similar scenarios”.
We in Canada should not be legislating politeness either.