Tuesday, June 16, 2009

CHRC In front of Parliament Committee - WATCH NOW


CHRC In front of Parliament Committee - WATCH NOW

 

 

 

Watch the CHRC and Alan Borovoy in Action

http://parlvu.parl.gc.ca/parlvu/ContentEntityDetailView.aspx?ContentEntityId=4885

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Free Speech on the Agenda at Human Rights Sub-Committee

Tomorrow

(Ottawa) – MP Russ Hiebert, member of the House of Commons Sub-Committee

on International Human Rights says free speech will be on the agenda tomorrow

when the sub-committee commences its study on reform of the Canadian Human

Rights Commission.

"I'm pleased that we're going to be hearing from representatives of the Canadian

Human Rights Commission, as well as one of the pioneers of human rights in

Canada, Alan Borovoy of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association," says Mr.

Hiebert.

"These hearings are designed to study human rights practices in other

democracies so that we can improve our Canadian system of human rights

justice," says Mr. Hiebert. "We clearly have some serious problems with our

current system, including the controversial Section 13 of our current human rights

act which seeks to suppress some legitimate forms of speech, including freedom

of the press."

The hearings, which will be televised, commence at 12:30PM on Tuesday June

16, 2009 in Room 237-C.

 

 

 

 

Parliamentary hearings into CHRC's censorship begin, Lynch refuses to attend

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I'm pleased to report that Parliamentary hearings into the Canadian Human Rights Commission's censorship powers will begin today at 12:30 ET. They'll be televised.

Witnesses include Alan Borovoy -- and whatever lackey the CHRC sends this time.

I understand that Jennifer Lynch has refused to attend -- just like she refused to debate me on television. MPs who would dare to ask her questions are personae non grata to her, just like I am.

Princess Lynch is above answering questions -- it's so dirty. It's for the little people. And, surprise! She's busy on another junket, this one to the annual five-star human rights industry gala, in Montreal. Montreal is just 90 minutes down the highway from Ottawa. I bet you Lynch's expense tab for this getaway is more than $1,000. We'll find out soon enough. I wonder if she'll expense a visit to the spa?

I'm guessing Lynch will send that same useless intern she sent in her place to the CTV debate. I wonder if Lynch will give him the same instructions again -- not to answer questions.

Seriously: why the hell would Lynch stoop to answering questions from mere MPs? She's not in the debate business; she's not interesting in taking instructions from legislators. As her bizarre memo demonstrates, she's all about issuing the elected representatives of the people orders, and telling them what to do.

Here's the press release by MP Russ Hiebert announcing the hearings. Money quote:

We clearly have some serious problems with our current system, including the controversial Section 13 of our current human rights act which seeks to suppress some legitimate forms of speech, including freedom of the press.

No wonder Lynch is boycotting the hearings.

She should be subpoenaed, and arrested for contempt of Parliament if she refuses.