He has the right to re-express the article on his own facebook page or his own website/blog/whatever if he so chooses. But the venue he chose to express it through has people it answers to and those people didn't enjoy the amount of backlash they received from it, so they removed it. I would expect the same if I wrote an obviously offensive article and had it put up on a site I don't own. We most certainly have the right to our own opinion up here and I am certain the same type of on-line media outlets exist and operate in the same manner south of the border. If you own the site, you can post whatever you want. However, if you don't, and your goal is to offend, marginalize and slander an entire group of people, it shouldn't be surprising if the people that own and operate the site you've posted on remove it.
Originally Posted By: Pop_Rivit
That is a genuine shame. If it were passed off as a news article then pulling it would have been the correct thing to do. However it was nothing more than an opinion piece-one which I happen to disagree with, but I believe the author has a right to express. I can't imagine living in Canada where you don't even have the right to your own opinion. Yet I'm guessing you have no problem expressing your own opinion, and the idea of having a public piece you've written pulled because a few folks don't agree with you would also set you off. Correct? You can't have it both ways.
Originally Posted By: OVERKILL
Well, the article was pulled! W00t! Some very well written letters to the administrative staff seem to have served their purpose