Saturday, October 3, 2009

Rally the Troops for Free Speech - A campaign for intervenor status in the Judicial Review of Warman v. Lemire

Rally the Troops for Free Speech - A campaign for intervenor status in the Judicial Review of Warman v. Lemire



The CHRC has mounted a Kamikaze effort to defend the odious Section 13 (1). It is imperative that we ask those organizations who support 13 (1)'s repeal to seek Intervenor Status in the upcoming judicial review of Warman v. Lemire .

Do your bit, write the organizations listed below, where appropriate ask if they plan to seek official status at the judicial review, offer to assist if at all possible with a donation. Nag Harper, nag Nicholson nag your MP, nag the members of the Justice Committee. Send a letter to the editor of your local daily, or write your favourite columnist.

This is your fight, take a swing and make it count for Free Speech. Let our opponents know that we will not negotiate and we will not beg for what is rightfully ours.

Canadian Civil Liberties Association
506 – 360 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M5S 1X1
Phone: 416-363-0321
Fax: 416-861-1291

Canadian Constitution Foundation
National Office (Alberta)
Suite 240, 1830 - 52 Street SE
Calgary, AB T2B 1N1
Phone: (403) 313-1318
Fax: (403) 313-1380

BC Civil Liberties Association
550 - 1188 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 4A2
Tel: 604.687.2919
Fax: 604.687.3045

The Canadian Association of Journalists
Algonquin College
1385 Woodroffe Avenue, B224
Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8
Telephone 613-526-8061
Fax: 613-521-3904

Catholic Civil Rights League
120 Eglinton Ave. East, Suite 500
Toronto, ON
M4P 1E2
Tel: 416-466-8244

Catholic Womens League of Canada
C-702 Scotland Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3M 1X5
National Office Telephone and Facsimile
Telephone: (204) 927-2310
Toll-free: (888) 656-4040
Facsimile: (204) 927-2321
Toll-free Facsimile: (888) 831-9507

Egale Canada
By Phone: (613) 230-1043,(888) 204-7777
By Fax: (416) 642-6435
By Email:

PEN Canada
24 Ryerson Ave., Suite 301
Toronto ON M5T 2P3
Phone: 416 703 8448
Fax: 416 703 3870

Electronic Frontier Canada, Inc.
20 Richmond Avenue
Kitchener, Ontario
N2G 1Y9


My readers, such good writers, here's an excellent example letter:

" Hello,

It has come to my attention that the Canadian Human Rights Commission has asked for a judicial review of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal's decision in the case of Warman v. Lemire, which ruled that the application of Section 13(1) of the Canadian Human Rights Act ( pertaining to messages of hate ), and Section 54(1)(c) of the Act were unconstitutional. The Canadian Human Rights Commission apparently disagrees with this decision, and wishes for the application of Sections 13(1) and 54(1)(c) to be continued unabated by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal.

Now, as the application of these two sections of the CHRA has been seen to lead to a violation of both Canadians' natural and chartered rights to freedom of speech ( in nearly all of the cases brought to Tribunal on behalf of Richard Warman; Warman v. Lemire in particular ), and has led to a massive outcry of public opinion across the country against the existence of these two sections, I would just like to enquire if the BC Civil Liberties Association will be seeking intervenor status in this upcoming judicial review.

You would have my full support, as a resident of British Columbia, and, I am sure, the support of many other British Columbians and Canadians if you were to do so.