A Free Speech Update

On September 18th, I wrote an article that got people talking about free speech.  Thank you for participating in that discussion.

The article centred around Jordan Peterson and his new film, “The Rise of Jordan Peterson”.  The free speech issue was that theatres in Canada would not play the film due to its controversial nature.

It turns out that one entertainment company does have the balls to stand up for free speech.  In this article, I learned that Cineplex will play the show.  They are the only theatre company in Canada to take the risk.

This is not the first time they have ruffled some feathers to show a controversial film.  They recently screened the provocative anti-abortion film, “Unplanned”.

Cineplex’s executive director of communications, Sarah Van Lange, stated that Cineplex

“…have been showing movies for over 100 years and controversial films on the big screen are not new to us. Cineplex has a long legacy of not censoring content and our role as a film exhibitor is to provide our guests with movie choices.”

There you have it, folks.  Maybe free speech isn’t dead after all.

 

 

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