Marc Lemire's Applicant Record (lays out the full challenge)
Letter from CHRC Answering all Section 37 questions (From FreeDominion website, which they received from the Federal Court Registrar)
RULING from the Federal Court of Canada (Jan 15, 2008)
After claiming Sec. 37, under the Canada Evidence Act to rule out a number of key questions to Canadian Human Rights Commission employees, the CHRC had effectively shut down some important lines of inquiry. When this claim to not divulge certain information is asserted by the government, the only recourse is to seek judicial review in Federal Court. The information is placed before a judge and he determines whether revealing the information would endanger national security or the life or safety of a person. It might be used to keep confidential the location of someone in the witness protection program. It is seldom used in civil court.
Among the information sought, protected but now revealed:
- CHRC senior investigator Dean Steacy admitted: “I created the Jadewarr email address on yahoo.ca and the Jadewarr account on Stormfront,” a prominent White Nationalist website.
- Steacy claimed to be “using the Jadewarr account in investigating Sec. 13 complaints.” Interestingly, he engaged
r. Lemire, whom he was not investigating, in private message exchanges.. M
- Apparently, he was operating without instructions: “As an investigator I decided how to investigate.”
As the Commission had withdrawn its Sec. 37 claim, there was little for
The judge said she did not have the power to so direct the Tribunal.
The judge seemed to sympathize and awarded $1,500 in costs to
In written submissions Douglas H. Christie, counsel for the Canadian Free Speech League, which intervened on
The Federal Court at
The hearing was delayed until 11:00 from its original 9:30 start. When it commenced, it was quite short. The audience complained about the poor sound. A wary commissionaire waved several people rising to object to silence. “This is supposed to be a public hearing,” said Wolfgang
At previous Richard Warman cases, since August, 2006 there has been heavy security, including up to give government paid bodyguards for Warman and the Commission lawyers.
“I see it must only be an orange alert today,” Paul Fromm representing the Canadian Association for Free Expression which was intervening on
Blight answered: “You don’t expect me to comment, do you?”
Ironically, this was the biggest crowd of supporters ever to attend one of the Lemire hearings and it included several victims of Richard Warman. The atmosphere was enthusiastic but peaceful.
“The bogus threat of security and the drama queen scene of
Issues at the Federal Court Review
CHRC using the account “Jadewarr” on the White Nationalist website www.Stormfront.org
The CHRC stopped all questioning of this infiltration account. “Jadewarr” was used to engage
The relationship between the CHRC and Police
The CHRC has been trying to elevate itself to a police agency. They only have statue remedial powers, but through a series of police agreements they have access to highly secured police databases such as CPIC. As well
The CHRC silencing critics during the Same-Sex
In 2003-2004 the CHRC had filed 5-6 complaints against users on AOL Online, who were critical of homosexuality and opposed to same-sex marriage. We want to know the names of the respondents and what effect the CHRC had in prosecuting only critics of same-sex marriage
The CHRC’s investigative techniques
Throughout the course of
The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal
Active and Past cases: 46 Cases the tribunal ruled on: 37
· NOT A SINGLE respondent have ever won a section 13 case
· 98% of cases have poor or working class respondents
· 90.7% of respondents are not represented by lawyers
· $99,000 has been awarded in fines and special compensation since 2003.
· 35 respondents have lifetime speech bans (Cease and Desist) orders and if not followed the victims could face up to 5 years in prison.
Section 37 info at: http://www.freedomsite.org/legal/june11-07_chrc_abuses_section_37.html
CHRC and the Canadian Police: http://www.freedomsite.org/legal/Sept8-07_CHRC_and_Police.html
Stephen Harper (Conservative Party Leader, current Prime
(BC Report Newsmagazine, January 11, 1999)
For more than twenty years, in this column and
Ottawa Citizen - December 9, 2007
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