Of course, as all of those opposed to Motion 103 (M103) knew, it never stops with a motion. The motion becomes a bill, the bill becomes law, the law gets precedence, and then throw out the Constitution because we live in police state.
Guys like Coyne and McParland like police states, because they feel as part of the media establishment they'll always be protected by government (as long as they tow the line, which they are only too happy to do, in return for their government subsidized paycheque). And Heritage Minister Melanie Joly and MP Iqra Khalid (the author of the motion) like a police state, because they are the government and figure as long as they're in control they should have the right to dictate what rights the people should (and is more the case) shouldn't have.
So no sooner is M103 is passed than Joly calls the reaction to it, "unacceptable." She's shocked that in a (supposedly) free country, with (supposedly) free speech, people can up and express their displeasure with government (yes, a lot of it was vulgar, but when did she elect herself chief of the morality police?).
The left-wing National Post (not to be confused with the radically left-wing Toronto Star) quoted spokesperson Safwan Choudhry from the international Islamic organization Ahmadiyya (with out any reference to who exactly they were) as saying, why do people [in Canada] think it's okay to launch attacks (online comments) at elected officials. Got that? The establishment media are quoting a foreign funded international Muslim organization on why it's not okay to question or criticize our elected officials.
Of course doing the sensible thing is never the strong suit for any government official.
Her next task, the one those of not employed by government subsidized legacy media saw coming, is to censor social media for inappropriate comments, which as always, begs the question, inappropriate to whom. Well, don't worry, the government will sort all that out, a
nd of course they always get it right, they're the government. Then we'll have Messrs Coyne and McParland to tell us, 'oh this is nothing to get excited about, go about your business, nothing to see here citizens.'