How dare does Immigration Minister Jason Kenney presume to decide who can speak publicly in this country, and what I, as a free Canadian citizen, can listen to, read and watch?

In Canada, we consider freedom of speech a fundamental right in our democracy. Banning British MP George Galloway from speaking at scheduled public meetings in Canada during his North American speaking tour is an affront to Canadian democracy and the intrinsic right of freedom of speech.

Canadians have the right to hear Galloway whether they agree with his positions on the Middle East or not. As a minister and MP, Kenney has claimed to be a proponent of freedom of speech. Apparently, he is afraid of what Galloway has to say.

I call on the minister to allow Galloway to come to Canada and speak.