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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Reaction around the blogosphere to dismissed complaint

Terrence: Further to your post about the HRC complaint being dismissed against Ezra, I thought I'd take a look around the blogosphere to see how people are reacting to it.

Here's a bit of a round-up.

The Good:

Small Dead Animals: Now - Fire. Them. All.

Kate posts the cartoons, and adds a little editorial note for the censors' sake: "(Editor's Note: The above image is reproduced here for the sole purpose of offending. No editorial value or news worthiness is intended. No letters of criticism will be published. Thank you.)" Ha!

Blazing Cat Fur: Ezra Levant beats back the lawfare jihad waged by the human rights cabal

"The Human Rights Cabal will not give up this power easily or willingly. The power to strip citizens of their natural rights is the essence of bureaucratic totalitarianism."

Five Feet of Fury: Second muslim complaint against Ezra Levant dismissed

Kathy posts the cartoons. Without editorial comment.

The, uhm, milquetoast:

Daimnation: Complaint dismissed

"I do not support abolishing human-rights commissions per se, but I would at least like them to have the power to dismiss such frivolous complaints with minial inconvenience to the accused. If the Alberta Human Rights Commission doesn't have that power, it should. If it does have that power, it was grossly abused."

The bad:

Dr. Dawg's Blog: Ezra loses another round.

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This proves what bullies the CHRCs are. When they take on someone who will fight back, they run away.

They know that they would have had to 'splain themselves in a real court and they know that would be the end of them.

Fire them all. We don't need these Nazis in our free society.

If those who were so offended by Ezra's publication, lets see them sue him in a real court where they must pay their own lawyers.

Not so offended anymore eh boys?

Posted by: John V | 2008-08-06 4:53:07 PM

This was recently sent to a friend of mine in Ottawa.

----- Original Message -----
From: Ministerial Correspondence Unit
Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2008 4:05 PM
Subject: Correspondence from the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

Dear Mr. P:

The office of the Prime Minister has forwarded to me a copy of your correspondence concerning the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC).

Freedom of expression is a fundamental freedom enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which, in a free and democratic society, may be limited only when such an action is justified.

The Government of Canada is committed to the protection and promotion of human rights. I am pleased to inform you that Bill C-21, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act, received Royal Assent on June 18, 2008. Bill C-21 repeals section 67 of the Canadian Human Rights Act (CHRA), which shielded some actions of the federal government or First Nations entities from the application of the CHRA. The repeal of section 67 extends the rights of First Nations people, primarily those living on reserve, to file complaints with the CHRC.

Canada’s record on human rights is second to none; it is a record of which all Canadians can be proud.

As you may be aware, the CHRC, which administers the CHRA, operates at arm’s length from the Government of Canada and reports to Parliament independently.

However, I would like to inform you that my caucus colleague Mr. Rick Dykstra has tabled a motion that the House of Commons Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights examine and make recommendations with respect to the CHRC, including its mandate, operations, and interpretation and application of provisions relating to section 13 of the CHRA, which addresses hate messages. I look forward to that review.

Please be assured that your concerns have been given proper consideration. I appreciate having had your comments brought to my attention.

Yours truly,

The Honourable Rob Nicholson

So whaddya say? Bull? or No Bull?

Posted by: JC | 2008-08-06 6:00:33 PM

It might interest you to know that 100% of those charged under section 13 of the CHRC mandate are white.

Nearly the entire HRCs are staffed with women and minorities.

Go figure.

Posted by: John V | 2008-08-06 8:53:11 PM

When I was researching employment equity in the 1990s, I discovered that the Ontario Employment Equity Commission was 90-something percent female, and 0% white male. Their mandate was to create "representative workplaces." It defies satire.

Posted by: Grant Brown | 2008-08-06 9:19:14 PM

When I was researching employment equity in the 1990s, I discovered that the Ontario Employment Equity Commission was 90-something percent female, and 0% white male. Their mandate was to create "representative workplaces." It defies satire.

Posted by: Grant Brown | 2008-08-06 9:20:50 PM

Trademark owners have begun to challenge Google and Overture with the legality of selling their brand names to its competitors. http://helpntips.com/blogosphere/

Posted by: Blogosphere | 2008-08-07 2:06:17 AM

I am astonished to see that many Canadian Jews consider Ezra their enemy for defending his right to free speech. What is wrong with this picture?

Posted by: Faramir | 2008-08-07 9:41:39 AM

Faramir, I agree it is indeed astonishing and I say this as a Jew. Still as a people we are no more immune to the mental disorder of liberalism than any other people or group. As a rule of thumb though it works pretty much like this for Jews - the less religious and the more secular they are the more they will be infected by this disorder.

Posted by: Alain | 2008-08-07 12:26:10 PM

LOL Alain, I have heard that before too.

It is a common wierd dynamic. Oriana Fallaci even commented that those wanting to extradict her to France on hate speech chartes were to a large extent Jewish groups. That makes no sense. Aren't French Jews the common target of Moslem youths? By allowing Moslems in Canada to enact violence and then prohibiting us from criticizing them as a group, we are empowering the group that most likely will bring harm to Jews. Neither Fromm, nor Zundel, or any StormFronter is likely to do anything more than wear out their fingertips on a keyboard. Germany has anti-semitism laws yet remains a very racists anti-Jewish (and anti-Polish) country.

Posted by: Faramir | 2008-08-07 12:56:45 PM

Well, Ezra is protecting the rights of Jews to free speech, but the Jews you mention here don't see that right as being under threat; they don't believe that any human rights commission would ever hear a complaint against a Jew. What they see is someone threatening to take away a weapon they can use to harass their gentile neighbours. That's why they oppose Ezra.

Posted by: ebt | 2008-08-08 2:22:30 PM

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