Sunday, June 30, 2013

[VIDEO] Doug Christie on Freedom of Speech in Canada (1991) [Doug Christie Video Memorial Archive]

Doug Christie on Freedom of Speech in Canada (1991)



The Doug Christie Video Archive
In memory of Douglas Christie





[Jan 29 1991] (Ottawa, Ontario). Doug Christie speaks about the dangers to freedom of speech in Canada. Doug highlights threats from the Canadian Human Rights Commissions and various Canadian political police forces.

Direct link to video: http://youtu.be/62P2gYPyGqs



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Doug Christie Memorial Video Archive Shows

#1: Doug Christie Debates Human Rights Hack on the Cherington TV show June 1984

Douglas Christie, The battling barrister and freedom of speech advocate demolishes the head of the Ontario "Human Rights" Commission, Dr Bhausaheb Ubale on the issue of Freedom of Speech and out of control "human rights" which are being used to silence critics and enforce their "guilty until proven innocent" mantra which forces Canadians to fight against the overwhelming power of the state to apply your rights to freedom.

Direct link to video: http://youtu.be/7jkrYDHxFNY

#2: Doug Christie on Webster TV show  (Debate on Freedom of Speech & Zundel hearings)

A spirited debate between Douglas Christie, a lawyer dedicated to freedom of speech and TV personality Jack Webster. This is part of the Doug Christie Memorial Video Archive

Direct link to video: http://youtu.be/L53jLyY1JtU

#3: Doug Christie Speaks about Freedom & Zundel Appeal - Jan 25, 1986

Doug Christie Speaks about Zundel Appeal and freedom of speech in the Canadian Court system. This speech was given on Jan 25 1986e

Direct link to video: http://youtu.be/tyxgNw-rTwI

#4: Doug Christie Speaks at Open Space in Victoria, BC
Nov 14 1985

Doug Christie Speaks about freedom and Canadian censorship at "Open Space", Victoria BC on Nov 14 1985. With an introduction by David McCalden.

Direct link to video: http://youtu.be/Xomxyhgq9jE

#5: Doug Christie Appears before the Supreme Court of Canada in the Malcolm Ross Case - Nov 1 1995      

[Nov 1 1995] Doug Christie Appears before the Supreme Court of Canada in the Malcolm Ross Case (representing freedom of speech and religion). Malcolm Ross was a teacher in New Brunswick, but was dismissed from his position after the fanatical Human Rights Commission claimed he created a "poisoned environment" in the school due to his Christian beliefs, which he never taught in the classroom. Doug Christie makes an impassioned plea for freedom of speech and freedom of religion, only to be constantly interrupted by activist Judges, who can hardly conceal their contempt for freedom and religion.
Direct link to video: http://youtu.be/um-0RWqu4JE

#6: Doug Christie on Freedom of Speech in Canada (1991)      

[Jan 29 1991] (Ottawa, Ontario). Doug Christie speaks about the dangers to freedom of speech in Canada. Doug highlights threats from the Canadian Human Rights Commissions and various Canadian political police forces.

Direct link to video: http://youtu.be/62P2gYPyGqs











Thursday, June 27, 2013

Section 13 has been REPEALED! Media coverage and CCLA Testimony at Senate Committee

 

Section 13 has been REPEALED!

Media coverage and CCLA Testimony at Senate Committee

 

 

 

Yesterday, the Senate of Canada passed Conservative MP’s Private Members Bill - Bill C-304, which repeals the notorious censorship provision, Section 13 of the Canadian “Human Rights” Act.  Late last night, the Bill became law and received Royal Assent.   As of today, there will never be a new Section 13 complaint ever again!  The outstanding Section 13 cases have just won a huge battle, but the war is not yet over.

 

Section 13 makes it an offence to "likely" "expose" privileged groups to "hatred and/or contempt." There are NO defences under Section 13!  Even truth and intent are considered irrelevant to a finding of discrimination. The law was enacted in 1977 in order to silence a man named John Ross Taylor for messages he recorded onto his telephone answering machine. In the intervening 32 years, not a single person who has been hauled up on Section 13 charges has ever been acquitted - a 100% conviction rateSection 13 has been used and abused since its inception.

 

 

Testimony on Bill C-304

 

Several people testified on June 25, 2013 before the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights.  Most of the testimony was nauseating and not worth spending a second watching.  But there were two stand outs, which are worth watching.

 

First is the presentation by Cara Zwibel of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. The CCLA supports a repeal of Section 13 and Cara Zwibel testifies about freedom of expression and why it is so important in Canada.

 

 

 

June 25, 2013: Cara Zwibel of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association testifies before the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights on Bill C-304 (to repeal the censorship provision Section 13 of the "human rights" Act).  The CCLA supports a repeal of Section 13 and Cara Zwibel testifies about freedom of expression and why it is so important in Canada.

 

Youtube: http://youtu.be/aLCqPNax56o

 

 

 

 

The second is a very short clip of Professor Richard Moon talking about Mark Steyn and the Macleans case.  His comments on Mark Steyn and linking him to Anders Breivik are something else.  Readers might remember Richard Moon as the CHRC’s hand-picked “expert” on Section 13 who submitted a report which called for a repeal of Section 13 (then he disappeared with his $50,000 cheque).  Of course the CHRC immediately dumped his report and pulled a “mulligan” to produce a report that said exactly what they wanted.

 

Professor Richard Moon testifying about Mark Steyn and the Macleans case

 

YouTube: http://youtu.be/j-_z5bx8UaM

 

 

 

 

 

Media Coverage

 

 

Hate speech provision in Human Rights Act struck down

http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/politics/archives/2013/06/20130626-184219.html

 

DAVID AKIN | PARLIAMENTARY BUREAU CHIEF

OTTAWA - An Alberta MP has succeeded in his bid to repeal a section of the Canadian Human Rights Act long seen by free-speech advocates as a tool to squelch dissenting opinions.

Conservative MP Brian Storseth saw the Senate give third and final reading late Wednesday to his Bill C-304 which repeals Section 13 of the Human Rights Act, an act that had been used to, among other things, attack the writings of Sun News Network's Ezra Levant and Maclean's columnist Mark Steyn.

Section 13 ostensibly banned hate speech on the Internet and left it up to the quasi-judicial human rights commission to determine what qualified as "hate speech."

But, unlike a court, there was no presumption of innocence of those accused of hate speech by the commission.

Instead, those accused had to prove their innocence.

With elimination of Section 13, producing and disseminating hate speech continues to be a Criminal Code violation but police and the courts will adjudicate rather than human rights tribunals.

Storseth drafted his bill in 2011 and enjoyed support from the highest levels in cabinet.

"Our government believes Section 13 is not an appropriate or effective means for combating hate propaganda," Justice Minister Rob Nicholson said in late 2011. "We believe the Criminal Code is the best vehicle to prosecute these crimes."

Last summer, Storseth's bill cleared the House of Commons in a free vote and, now that it's through the Senate, it will get royal assent and Section 13 should soon disappear.

 

FULL ARTICLE ON SUN NEWS AT: http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/politics/archives/2013/06/20130626-184219.html

And at: http://www.calgarysun.com/2013/06/26/hate-speech-provision-in-human-rights-act-struck-down

 

 

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A long battle but section 13 is dead

http://blogs.canoe.ca/lilleyspad/general/a-long-batte-but-section-13-is-dead/

 

 

Brian Lilley - June 26th, 2013

As I write this I am still only being updated by text message on the proceedings in the Senate chamber but I am told Bill C-304 has passed third reading and will receive Royal Assent tonight making it law.

What does this bill do?

There are a number of amendments to the act that help limit abuse but the main one is this:

2. Section 13 of the Act is repealed.

To put it bluntly, the means you can’t take someone through the federal human rights apparatus over hurt feelings via a blog post or a Facebook comment.

Now the bill is passed and will become law but like many acts of Parliament it will not come into force for a year.

Still after a long hard battle to restore free speech in Canada, this is a victory.

Here is the section of the act as it now stands, soon to be just a memory.

  • 13. (1) It is a discriminatory practice for a person or a group of persons acting in concert to communicate telephonically or to cause to be so communicated, repeatedly, in whole or in part by means of the facilities of a telecommunication undertaking within the legislative authority of Parliament, any matter that is likely to expose a person or persons to hatred or contempt by reason of the fact that that person or those persons are identifiable on the basis of a prohibited ground of discrimination.
·         Marginal note:Interpretation

(2) For greater certainty, subsection (1) applies in respect of a matter that is communicated by means of a computer or a group of interconnected or related computers, including the Internet, or any similar means of communication, but does not apply in respect of a matter that is communicated in whole or in part by means of the facilities of a broadcasting undertaking.

·         Marginal note:Interpretation

(3) For the purposes of this section, no owner or operator of a telecommunication undertaking communicates or causes to be communicated any matter described in subsection (1) by reason only that the facilities of a telecommunication undertaking owned or operated by that person are used by other persons for the transmission of that matter.

 

SEE FULL ARTICLE AT: http://blogs.canoe.ca/lilleyspad/general/a-long-batte-but-section-13-is-dead/

 

 

 

Blog Coverage:

 

·        BREAKING NEWS: Section 13 has been Repealed! Bill C-304 passed Third Reading in the Senate

·        http://1389blog.com/2013/06/26/canada-section-13-has-been-repealed-bill-c-304-passed-third-reading-in-the-senate/

·        http://pundita.blogspot.ca/2013/06/breaking-news-section-13-has-been.html

·        http://www.freedominion.ca/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=74&t=164189

·        http://jaycurrie.wordpress.com/2013/06/26/s-13-dead-and-now-buried/

·        http://www.fivefeetoffury.com/2013/06/26/section-13-is-dead-canadas-hate-speech-law-finally-repealed/

·        http://forlifeandfamily.blogspot.ca/2013/06/bill-c-304-passes-third-reading.html

·        Mark Steyn: http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/352156/one-step-forward-two-steps-back-mark-steyn

·        http://beforeitsnews.com/opinion-conservative/2013/06/canada-section-13-has-been-repealed-bill-c-304-passed-third-reading-in-the-senate-2671198.html

·        http://blog.xanthippas.com/2013/06/26/breaking-news-section-13-of-canadas-human-rights-code-is-officially-dead/

·        http://canadianhumanrightscommission.blogspot.ca/2013/06/breaking-news-section-13-has-been.html  

·        http://blog.freedomsite.org/2013/06/breaking-news-section-13-has-been.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

More information at:

 

Web:  http://www.freedomsite.org | http://www.StopSection13.com

Twitter:  @marc_lemire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

BREAKING NEWS: Section 13 has been Repealed! Bill C-304 passed Third Reading in the Senate

BREAKING NEWS:

Section 13 has been Repealed!  Bill C-304 passed Third Reading in the Senate

 

 

 

News is just breaking across Twitter that the Senate of Canada has finally passed third-reading on Bill C-304, which is an Act to repeal the censorship provision – Section 13 of the Canadian "Human Rights" Act.

 

Section 13 makes it an offence to "likely" "expose" privileged groups to "hatred and/or contempt." There are NO defences under Section 13!  Even truth and intent are considered irrelevant to a finding of discrimination. The law was enacted in 1977 in order to silence a man named John Ross Taylor for messages he recorded onto his telephone answering machine. In the intervening 32 years, not a single person who has been hauled up on Section 13 charges has ever been acquitted - a 100% conviction rateSection 13 has been used and abused since its inception.

 

 

Here are a few selected Tweets about it:

 

Brian Storseth@BrianStorsethMP : Thx to Sen. Finley for his work on C-304 his commitment and work on making Canada a freer country, will be his legacy! #cpc2013 #C304

 

Michelle Rempel, MP@MichelleRempel  : Congrats to @BrianStorsethMP, whose PMB (C-304), I have on good authority just passed @senateca on third reading.

 

Brian Lilley@brianlilley : Just being told Bill C-304 to repeal the dreaded section 13 of the Human Rights Act has been passed. A good step for free speech. #cdnpoli

 

 

 

More information to come tonight as information is posted to the Senate's website.

 

You can see Brian Storseth's testimony from yesterday Senate committee on Bill C-304 and why Section 13 is such an affront to freedom and liberty

 

June 25, 2013: MP Brian Storseth testifies before Senate on why Section 13 needs to be repealed

 

Watch his full testimony at: http://youtu.be/FlEcUL2HE0U

 

 

 

 

This is a great day for Freedom!

 

 

-Marc Lemire

Webmaster, Freedomsite.org

 

 

 

 

Section 13 Repeal Update: Senate Holds Hearings on Bill C-304 [VIDEO: Storseth's Testimony]

Section 13 Repeal Update – June 25, 2013:

 

 

Senate Holds Hearings on Bill C-304

 

 

 

 

Last week, the Senate of Canada passed Bill C-304 on Second Reading and sent the bill onto the Standing Senate Committee on Human RightsBill C-304 is a private members bill which will repeal the ravenous censorship of Section 13, of the Canadian “Human Rights” Act.  Section 13 makes it an offence to "likely" "expose" privileged groups to "hatred and/or contempt." There are NO defences under Section 13!  Even truth and intent are considered irrelevant to a finding of discrimination. The law was enacted in 1977 in order to silence a man named John Ross Taylor for messages he recorded onto his telephone answering machine. In the intervening 32 years, not a single person who has been hauled up on Section 13 charges has ever been acquitted - a 100% conviction rateSection 13 has been used and abused since its inception.

 

Bill C-304 passed the Canadian House of Parliament in June 2012 by a vote of 153 to 136. [See video of the Parliamentary vote: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CC4Svybr07c]

 

On June 25-26, 2013, the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights is set to receive testimony from the following individuals:

 

·        Pearl Eliadis, Lawyer (As an individual)

·        Richard Moon, Professor, Faculty of Law (University of Windsor)

·        Brian Storseth, M.P., sponsor of the bill

·        Kerri Froc, Staff Lawyer, Law Reform and Equality (Canadian Bar Association)

·        Mark H. Toews, Member of the Executive, Constitutional and Human Rights Law Section (Canadian Bar Association)

·        Cara Faith Zwibel, Director, Fundamental Freedoms Program (Canadian Civil Liberties Association)

·        Jane Bailey, Associate Professor (University of Ottawa)

·        Jo-Ann R. Kolmes, Co-counsel, Saskatchewan (Human Rights Commission) v. Whatcott (Women's Legal Education and Action Fund)

·        Kathleen E. Mahoney, Professor, Faculty of Law (University of Calgary)

 

(It is interesting to note that the only supporters of Section 13 now are just LAWYER$… how much more out of touch can they be?  Don’t want to see their cash-cow repealed?)

 

 

On June 25, 2013, Brian Storseth appeared before the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights to defend Bill C-304, his private members bill to repeal Section 13.  Mr. Storseth made some great points even through the onslaught by Liberal committee members who were desperate to try to claim his bill would only benefit “white supremacists”.  It is a pathetic Liberal move to link the repeal of Section 13 with “white supremacy”, but what can you expect from a party, stuck in the 1980’s, that is totally out of touch with Canadians. The Liberal hacks tried the same schtick, when Liberal MP Dr. Keith Martin introduced his motion to repeal Section 13 (M-446) back in 2008.  Of course, the “white supremacist” comments were laughable, since Dr. Keith Martin is as far from a “white supremacist” as possible and even describes himself as a “brown guy”.

 

June 25, 2013: MP Brian Storseth testifies before Senate on why Section 13 needs to be repealed

 

Watch his full testimony at: http://youtu.be/FlEcUL2HE0U

 

 

After the review, Bill C-304 will be sent back to the Senate of Canada for a final vote.

 

The June 26, 2013 Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights is being broadcasted on ParlVU starting at 9:00am, and can be watched live at: http://senparlvu.parl.gc.ca/Guide.aspx?viewmode=4&categoryid=-1&currentdate=2013-06-26&eventid=9003&languagecode=12298  The ParlVU webcast is archives online and can be viewed at any time.

 

Let’s hope the Senate can get a move on and pass this law before the summer break.

 

 

-Marc Lemire

Webmaster, Freedomsite.org

 

 

 

 

Canadian Media from coast-to-coast have denounced Section 13

 

Mainstream media outlets, from Victoria to Halifax, have demanded a repeal of Section 13 and denounced the human rights industry. Editorials commonly refer to the Tribunal as a "kangaroo court," and highlight how 'human rights' commissions “threaten our liberty."

 

 

 

 

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Can I count on you to support the cause of freedom and rid Canada of this disgusting though control legislation? My courageous lawyer Barbara Kulaszka and I have demonstrated what two dedicated freedom fighters can accomplish against overwhelming odds. We have single-handedly and doggedly fought the system and exposed the corrupt underbelly of the "Human Rights" Commission's racket. Nothing ever comes easy when you are fighting such fanatical censors. This case is a seminal one, where the outcome will have serious implications on our right to think and speak freely in this country for generations to come. All Canadians will benefit when we manage to get this shameful law expunged from our legal books.

 

I cannot carry on this important fight alone. Your donations literally equal the survival of this case.

 

Please support Marc Lemire's Constitutional Challenge of Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act.

Marc Lemire is the only person to beat the CHRC in it's 33 year history!

 

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