Quote of the day: Silencing Dissent Department

“The fate of a banana republic awaits us — you won’t shut the mouths of the people in the current situation,” Mr. Kashin said. “You are doing absolutely nothing to ensure that the country develops as it should.”

Russian Law Would Place Tougher Restrictions on Nonprofits, July 13, 2012 N.Y. Times

Thank goodness this sort of anti-democratic behaviour would never happen in Canada.

See also: “Truthiness” and the right’s attack on Canada’s charities by Sandy Garossino.