Brian Lee Crowley

Punish powerful transgressors, protect the innocent: what’s good at home also works abroad

In the rush for everyone to prove how intolerant they are of powerful people using their power to hide sexual abuse of the innocent here in Canada, they seem to be forgetting that this commits them, logically and morally, to do the same abroad. So by all means root out abuse at the CBC and parliament, if it is proven to exist. But let’s not forget that far worse crimes are being committed against the innocent in Nigeria, Iraq, Syria and elsewhere. A bit of consistency goes a long way, folks! Here’s the link to my Ottawa Citizen column as I originally wrote it. Those of you who enjoy such things might like to compare it to what the editors thought passed muster in the paper itself (-;

Scridb filter
Brian Lee Crowley
Get Adobe Flash player