Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Less vigilance, not a good thing

Well, wouldn't you know, the day after my friend Constant Vigilance tells us he's putting his blogging on hold, for eminently understandable reasons, who should appear in the Globe and Mail with yet another op-ed but the "Eminence Grease" himself, as Vigilance would put it. How fitting.

Today arguing over the right's bugaboo, human rights commissions and how "...the existence of the commissions is itself an abuse." Further arguing that the free market should be left to fix cases of discrimination in the private sector, because discrimination is "self-liquidating" due to the costs it imposes for employers and thus, they should theoretically and properly weed it out themselves. Still, in Ontario we see 2500 cases filed a year. Nope, not a fan of the abolitionists around here who seek to throw it all into our court system with the tremendous cost barriers that would put up. Not going to feed the birds on this one beyond that little effort today. I'm sure Big City Lib will have a thing or two to say in any event because this is his "thang" after all.

But back to the initial topic...best of luck to pal CV and here's hoping that we'll still be hearing from him on occasion. Less vigilance, not a good thing, in human rights or in blogging.

Update (2:20 p.m.): Big City Lib does his homework assignment, heh. And Dr. Dawg stomps out the nonsense too.

Update II (3:10 p.m.): CanPolitico also notes the predictable conservative recipe of downsizing the government role and leaving the problems to the market to resolve. Also appears to like the eminence grease moniker...:)