CALGARY, Feb. 19 /CNW/ - A new website and blog has just been launched
with the goal of defending liberty in Canada.
A project of the Canadian Constitution Foundation of Calgary, Alberta, it
is edited by Pierre Lemieux, a well-known Québec economist, author, columnist
"Our traditional liberties have been gradually eroded up to the point
where scarcely a day passes without news items reminding us that what was
allowed a few decades ago, sometimes only a few years ago, is now regulated if
not criminally prohibited," says Mr. Lemieux. He adds, "This is true as much
of so-called 'social' liberties as it is of economic freedoms."
According to John Carpay, executive director of the Canadian Constitution
Foundation, "the new website and blog aim at raising people's awareness about
what Canada was and what it has become, and about the need to reclaim our
traditional liberties." He hopes that the website and blog will "create an
on-line focal point where Canadians can express their concerns and discuss
To document the decline of individual liberty in Canada, the website
presents continuously updated summaries of liberticidal news, a weekly column
by Pierre Lemieux, video clips, readers' comments and on-going discussion.
Except for the readers' posts and some videos, the site is bilingual. The
English side is at www.LibertyInCanada.com, and the French side at
www.LIBERTEauCANADA.com. The site's logo is a representation of a French
Canadian coureur des bois ("wood runner") of the 17th-18th century, taken from
a drawing by Canadian artist C.W. Jefferys (1869-1951).
Besides numerous articles in the international press, Pierre Lemieux has
published several books on politics, economics and liberty. His latest book,
an introduction to economics for the layman, will be published at Les Belles
Lettres, in Paris, later this year.
The Canadian Constitution Foundation is a not-for-profit, registered
charity with a mission to defend and promote the constitutional liberties of
Canadians through education and public interest litigation. The Foundation's
mandate includes freedom of association and peaceful assembly, freedom of
conscience and religion, freedom of expression, economic freedoms, and
equality before the law.
For further information:
For further information: John Carpay, (403) 619-8014,
JCarpay@CanadianConstitutionFoundation.ca; Pierre Lemieux, (819) 585-4480,