Where: Canadian Human Rights Tribunal
Hearing Room #1
"Expect fireworks, tomorrow," warns Paul Fromm Director of the Canadian Association for Free Expression, "when a Canadian Human Rights Tribunal resumes hearings into a complaint against webmaster
Two controversial investigators will be back on the witness stand after the Commission, facing an appeal in Federal Court in January, withdrew a little used provision of the Canada Evidence Act, Sec. 37, which prevents the divulging of information likely to endanger a person's life or national security.
"We now know these objections were bogus and an example of the Commission's culture of secrecy," says respondent
"We now have evidence which we want them to admit to under oath, that Commission 'investigators' have adopted false identities, pretended to be 'racists' and signed up under phony names, even before a complaint is filed," adds Fromm whose organization is an "interested party" intervening on
"What we've uncovered," says
· Under Section 13, over the 30 year history of the Act, no victim has ever been acquitted
· Section 13 makes not just statements "likely to expose" privileged minorities to "hate" but also to "contempt" an offence. The Tribunal rulings show that any criticism of these minorities is considered "contempt."
· Tribunal "members" or judges are not chosen for their balance of objectivity but for their bias. Indeed, they must have a special interest and experience in group rights as opposed to individual rights. And it's the victim's right to freedom of expression that is on the line in these cases.
· Dean Steacy the lead Commission investigator who will be examined again on Tuesday, has already testified that he gives no weight to freedom of expression as "it is an American concept"
· A recent ruling by Athanasios Hadjis who is presiding over the Lemire case, ruled that posting certain Scriptures from the Bible on the Internet was an offence because they might expose homosexuals to hatred or contempt.
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A live blog of the hearing will be available at: http://blog.freedomsite.org
Constitutional Challenge of Section 13: http://www.stopsection13.com
Issues before the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal
CHRC using the account “Jadewarr” on the White Nationalist website www.Stormfront.org and FreeDominion website
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
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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.
Groups and Writers that Support Repeal of Section 13: http://www.stopsection13.com/repeal_sec13.html
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Rex
CDN Association of Journalists
B'nai Brith Jewish Tribune
David Warren (Ottawa Citizen)