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Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Human Rights Commission's $167,000 Spin Doctors

Your tax dollars being spent to make Jennifer Lynch look good:

During the tense period for the commission, chief commissioner Jennifer Lynch sought advice from Hill & Knowlton on how to communicate with the minister of justice and whether another government minister could quote her in a news release. The company also drew a map of a Parliamentary committee room including instructions on where Lynch should sit during an appearance and where water glasses could be found.

The documents obtained by QMI through access to information requests show the CHRC paid Hill & Knowlton $167,000 over an 18 month period. The work began shortly after a controversy erupted surrounding the Mark Steyn case.

Not even competent enough to do your own dirty work, eh Jennifer? Hill and Knowlton is one of the country's most prestigious and pricey PR firms. First class all the way, on the taxpayers' dime. All to paint the CHRC as something other than their real nature, a systematic attempt to suppress the freedom of speech of ordinary Canadians, who disagree with official opinion. Disgusting.

Posted by Richard Anderson on November 13, 2010 | Permalink


How's the Human Rights Museum coming along ?

Can we get some bronze statues whipped up of people like Jennifer , you know something with swords, laurel crowns, and bare breasts-bare feet stomping on snakes..

Posted by: 419 | 2010-11-13 8:10:11 PM

This isn't news - if some bright journalist checked into exactly how deep our governments dig into the public purse on a regular basis to make themselves look good and deflect public criticism *that* would be news.

Posted by: stageleft | 2010-11-14 7:34:05 AM

Stageleft, isn't that exactly what this post is doing?

Posted by: Bradley | 2010-11-14 8:35:27 AM

@Bradley: Not unless the CHRC is the government.

Posted by: stageleft | 2010-11-14 11:08:58 AM

Typical behaviour for statist-egotists. They don't have the stomach to get their hands dirty doing their own dirty work. Incompetent in the extreme and, likely, retarded in their understanding of Liberty. Oust them all and abolish their pithy little CHRC. Failing that, destroy them for the high-crime of subverting Liberty.

Posted by: AB Patriot | 2010-11-14 1:58:54 PM

Considering the behavioural track record of Lynch, one must ask why she is still in the position at all. While I totally disagree that it is not possible to dismantle the whole CHRC in the present environment, one may accept this weak argument. However nothing can justify allowing this leech to continue sucking the blood of tax payers.

Posted by: Alain | 2010-11-14 2:29:38 PM

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