Thursday, March 13, 2008

Canadians Demand Public hearings on March 25 for CHRC testimony on Internet spying operations



CHRT taking submissions on issue of closed hearing! WRITE!

The CHRC has said that they will take submissions from the public on the issue of the closed Warman v Lemire tribunal hearing, but the submissions must be made by March 17th.

Please write a polite and professional letter to Ms Jessie Cyr outlining why you believe the hearing should be public.

If you can't write a polite letter, PLEASE DON'T WRITE. You will only hurt our case.

Here is my submission:


March 12, 2008

Canadian Human Rights Tribunal
160 Elgin Street
11th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1A 1J4
Tel: (613) 995-1707

Attn: Ghislaine (Jessie) Cyr - Registry Officer
Re: Warman v Lemire (T1073/5405)

Dear Ms Cyr

I am writing to request that the Warman v Lemire tribunal hearing that is scheduled for March 25, 2008 be open to the public.

It has come to our attention that evidence will be given that suggests that CHRC investigator Dean Steacy created an anonymous account on a website we owned shortly before a CHRC complaint was filed against us.

In addition, the Warman v Lemire case has become widely known on the Canadian internet, and many website owners feel that the outcome of this case will have far-reaching implications in regard to their free speech, and that of their members.

We feel that the presence of media and public observers would serve to increase security at the hearing. Since members of the internet community
wish to see this matter dealt with in a speedy and professional manner, it is our desire to help maintain a safe and peaceful environment so that the Tribunal feels safe keeping the hearing open and public, so many sets of eyes will be on the lookout for disruptors.

Thank you very much in advance for considering this request.


Connie and Mark Fournier









Canadians Flood the CHRT with demands to stop Secret Hearings



Canadian Human Rights Tribunal
160 Elgin Street, 11th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1A 1J4
Tel: (613) 995-1707

Attention: Ghislaine Cyr - Registry Officer

Re: Warman v Lemire (T1073/5405)

Dear Ms. Cyr,I am writing in regards to the Warman vs. Lemire tribunal hearing that is scheduled for March 25, 2008.

This case has become very well known in Canada through the Internet. It has the potential to directly impact freedom of speech on thousands of Canadian websites and blogs. Therefore, I am asking that this tribunal hearing be open to the public.

I was born in Malawi, Africa. As a child I moved all over the world with my family due to my father’s career. Often we lived in countries with limited freedoms. When I was a teenager, my parents chose to emigrate to Canada because they admired its many freedoms. I sincerely hope that as a proud Canadian I can continue to live in a free and open society.

Out of respect for our democratic freedoms, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal should allow the Canadian media and public observers to attend the Warman vs. Lemire tribunal hearing.

I thank you for your consideration in this important matter.


(Name withheld)




March 13, 2008

Attention: Ghislaine Cyr

RE: Registry Officer Re: Warman v Lemire (T1073/5405)


Dear Ms. Cyr,

I am writing in regards to the Warman vs. Lemire tribunal hearing that is scheduled for March 25, 2008.

The current conduct of the various human rights commissions in Canada, especially the Canadian Human Rights Commission, has come into serious question.

The credibility of any government organ is dependant on the ability to sustain transparency and fairness. To lose these qualities is to lose the support of the people and the moral authority to operate.

Over the past several weeks, there have been many serious and credible allegations made against the questionable tactics of the Canadian Human Rights Commissions. Since the controversial complaints and the questionable tactics of the CHRC impact all Canadians and their inalienable rights of free speech which are guaranteed under the Charter of Rights of Freedoms, it would be, in my humble opinion, a grave mistake to hold the above hearing behind closed doors. To do so in the current heated environment would only further damage the reputation of the Commission in a very significant way.

A government tribunal which has the power to levy significant fines and cause extreme hardship to their respondents must demonstrate an impeccable and just procedural mechanism for its operations. These necessary qualities are contingent on complete transparency and openness to the public.

If the Commission’s tactics are above reproach, then it has nothing to fear from the public.

John Pacheco, Director
Social Conservatives United







Dear Ms. Cyr,


I am an immigrant from India who became a Canadian Citizen two years ago.


I worked in the Middle East for several years before deciding to make Canada my home. One of the prime movers in my decision to migrate to Canada, was that Canada believed strongly in the concept of Free Speech.


I have been following the various troublesome decisions taken by the CHRC over the last few years and more recently the Ezra Levant and Mark Steyn cases.


I think it is appalling that in a country like Canada, Free Speech is suppressed through institutions like the CHRC and the various Provincial HRC councils.


While in the Middle East I accepted the complete lack of Freedom of Expression and Free Speech as a symptom of the culture that was in play in those countries. Not in my wildest imagination would I have ever imagined I would be writing to you in defense of these very values that prompted me to come to this great country.


I earnestly request you to open the Tribunal Hearings in the Warman vs. Lemire case so that not only is justice done, Justice is SEEN TO BE DONE.


With Kind Regards,

(name withheld)






Respectful Greetings Ms Cyr,


Re: Warman v Lemire


I have been following the above mentioned proceedings for some time, now,

and feel it is my responsibility as a free-thinking, Canadian citizen to make

the request that when this hearing reconvenes on March 25, 2008; That it

be open to the public, particularly the media.


Only this will prove to myself, and other members of the internet community,

especially those residing in this great nation, that the CHRC has every intent

to proceed with fairness and impartiality to all parties involved.




(Name withheld)

Montreal, Quebec






Re: Warman v Lemire (T1073/5405)

Ms. Hartung,


It has been brought to my attention that Mr. Hadjis has made the decision to refuse the public and media from attending the Lemire Hearing scheduled for March 25, 2008.


How can Hadjis claim to be "sensitive" to human rights and portray himself as an "impartial Chair" when he is taking extreme measures to shield his companions and co-workers at the commission from public scrutiny?


Dozens of Canadians have suffered the degradation of these hearings without any regard to abiding by rules of evidence and natural justice by either the commission or the CHRT - including Mr. Hadjis. Now that the fraudulent practice of the commission and CHRT hearings is being publicized through various media sources; and the public IS watching, Mr. Hadjis is coddling his associates, ensuring they are not publicly shamed for their deceit and prejudice when processing complaints by their own companions.


I expect the Hadjis to live up to the standards he advocates and show the public there is no favourism, to reverse his decision to keep the March 25, 2008 Lemire hearing private.


(name withheld)





Dear Ms. Hartung,

I am writing about the disturbing decision by member Hadjis in the Lemire case to keep the March 25th hearing closed to the public. Though this decision does not come as a surprise to me as a lack of transparency is already central to the Canadian "Human Rights" process, it is a tragedy that a quasi-judicial kangaroo court that claims to stand for Canadian Human Rights would undertake such an action.

Knowing what I know about the case and how it has progressed, I can't see it as anything more than an effort to shield the Commission (which is technically supposed to be independent of the Tribunal) the embarrassment of having their dirty underwear hung out in front of the public.

Mr. Hadjis, who I used to have respect for, has made a series of decisions recently that bring disrepute to his profession.

I urge the Tribunal to reverse this decision on their own accord because the only thing about the CHRT that is transparent now is their likeness to 3rd world dictatorial courts and rubber-stamp processes. The Tribunal seems to have lost its sense of sanity.

Respectfully Submitted,

Alexan Kulbashian








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