Rather sad, actually:
Conn Esq Web Design was originally intended to be a corporation offering internet design and programming services, holding Free Dominion as an example of its production. But in the past year the corporation has begun to see ownership of Free Dominion as too much of a potential liability because the website has become a target for individuals and government organizations determined to attack freedom of speech, using a variety of methods at their disposal. Considering the political climate in Canada today, Conn Esq Web Design Ltd. has made the corporate decision to sell Free Dominion to Liberty News Service Inc. of Panama City, Panama.
Liberty News Service’s corporate mission is to buy websites from individuals and corporations living in countries where free speech is under attack, and protect those websites from being shut down or seized by oppressive governments.
What is the trouble? Well, you can get a barely legible complaint (PDF) filed against your publication by a radical Islamist, and one of Canada’s varied “human rights commissions” can haul you before a tribunal (PDF) to answer the charges. Even if you prevail, its going to cost you time and money to defend yourself…so, better to bow down and give up freedom of speech…or “outsource” your liberty to Panama. Free Dominion is just pre-emptively avoiding having to defend basic freedom of speech against fascist, PC-police in Canada.
One upon a time, Canada generously poured out its blood and treasure to defend freedom – now it attacks freedom in order to prevent incipient tryants from being allegedly offended.