May 30, 2008

Conservatives Move to Investigate "Abusive, Corrupt Practises" of Canadian "Human Rights" Commission
— Ace

Ghost of a Flea borrows the flaming skull for this one. Ezra Levant (linked at above) breaks out the triple Drudge siren.

I don't think the CHRC is going to be a pleasant place to work for the next year or so -- longer if criminal charges are laid.

These official investigations are on top of the nearly-unanimous public outrage at the CHRC's behaviour, which has drawn criticism from across the ideological spectrum. Groups ranging from PEN Canada, to the Canadian Association of Journalists, to the former executive director of EGALE, to the head of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, to every newspaper in the country from right to left, have united in opposition to the CHRC.

This is not the end of our campaign, of course. As Winston Churchill said after the breakthrough British victory at El Alamein, "this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."

Back in January, I outlined a two-phase plan:

1. Denormalize the commissions; and
2. Press legislators to act.

It's time to emphasize point two, but we should still keep up on point one. Point one is the easy part; frankly, Canada's HRCs undo themselves on nearly a daily basis.

...

The second step is to make sure that whoever is conducting the inquiry into the CHRC's misconduct conducts a wide-ranging investigation, looking into all aspects of the CHRC's corruption. Just off the top of my head, that includes everything from the CHRC's habits of posting bigoted comments online; to their illegal use of police search warrants; to their refusal to disclose records to respondents as required by law; to their corrupt investigative practises and their inherent conflicts of interest; to their clear anti-speech animus; not to mention the obvious issues of Internet hacking.

No doubt, Canada's grievance industry -- the race hustlers, the second-rate lawyers, everyone who makes a buck off the system -- will be at any inquiry in spades, arguing desperately, maybe even in tears, for the retention of their meal ticket. They have to be countered; this can't become another convention of complainers-for-hire like the Canadian Race Relations farce I attended. It's got to represent not only the aforementioned pro-free-speech groups, but plenty of "severely normal" people, too. I think witnesses ought to include Canadian soldiers fighting in Afghanistan, to ask them what they think of the importance of freedom and the price we should pay to defend it.

Good stuff. Maybe Canada's last, best chance to avoid voluntarily giving up democracy for fascism.

Posted by: Ace at 03:32 PM | Comments (33)
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Of course, the real winner here is Moqtada Al Sadr.

And I think it's fairly obvious this investigation is only happening because of Iranian goodwill.

Posted by: TallDave at May 30, 2008 03:41 PM (5RXX+)

2 Dave, you forgot to give credit to the Democrat takeover of the House and Senate.

Posted by: Steve Skubinna at May 30, 2008 03:50 PM (TBxjE)

3 As a former Canadian, I have this to say to the HRC:


Take off, eh ya buncha hosers!

Posted by: EC at May 30, 2008 03:52 PM (j2Tjh)

4 We have the same problem here. "Lawfirms" will scan the for rent ads and craiglist for listings such as, small apt ideal for single professional person, and accuse the  landlord of discrimination and demand money and mandatory re-education programs. It's disgusting. If you say no, the state steps in and conducts a so called investigation which results in the party always being guilty. You have to pay up $5,000 for "expenses" or the state will sue you. It's total crap. Link

Posted by: GRC at May 30, 2008 04:03 PM (WZTMv)

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Maybe Canada's last, best chance to avoid voluntarily giving up democracy for fascism.

Well to be fair they already have free healthcare, high literacy rates, speech police, and use the metric system. So really they're just a hop, skip and jump from communism lite anyway.

Posted by: Maetenloch at May 30, 2008 04:07 PM (hn7Rm)

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I'm from Canada...sometimes I post ignorant comments on this blog   ...usually when I'm drinking, like now

The thing that strikes me right this minute...why do you care what goes on in Canada, Ace...just curious?

Posted by: Davey from Canada at May 30, 2008 04:29 PM (l0+8L)

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As a former Canadian, I have this to say to the HRC:


Take off, eh ya buncha hosers!

Dear Mr./Mrs./Ms. EC,

You are hearby summoned to appear before the Canadian Human Rights Commission on June 13, 2008 at 9am in conjunction with our investigation into a complaint detailed below:

On or about May 30, 2008 at 20:52 EST, the plaintiff using the psuedonym "EC" made the following statement:

As a former Canadian, I have this to say to the HRC:

Take off, eh ya buncha hosers!

The complaintant alledges that this statement displays intolerance towards Candadian culture, with the phrase "take off" indicating a desire to deport those of a religious, racial, cultural, or political belief system differing from his/her own.

Defendant EC is summoned to appear before the HRC.  Legal representation is the responsibility of the Defendant, however direct questioning of the Plaintiff by the Defendant or his designated legal representation (should he provide such) is not permitted under the HRC charter.  Failure to appear may result in imposition of a monetary fine, imprisonment, or both.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at May 30, 2008 04:32 PM (plsiE)

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The thing that strikes me right this minute...why do you care what goes on in Canada, Ace...just curious?

It would be unpatriotic to ignore events occurring in the 51st state of the union.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at May 30, 2008 04:34 PM (plsiE)

9 Yeah, we're pretty much  there, Hollowpoint...dunno why I'm even fighting it...probably cuz I spent my whole life being a slave to taxes to call myself a  Canadian...God save the United States of America...

Posted by: Davey from Canada at May 30, 2008 04:42 PM (l0+8L)

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The thing that strikes me right this minute...why do you care what goes on in Canada, Ace...just curious?

Americans are really keen on freedom of speech - it's part of the national character.  We tend to think of it as a universal human right.  In fact, we credit the ability to speak out against the government to be something of a preventative to tyranny - we're quaint that way.

Plus, we can't control our borders, so books about the US, like America Alone, for example, or people who live or work in the United States, like Mark Steyn, will sometimes drift north and get caught in your . . . interesting . . . legal system.

Posted by: VKI at May 30, 2008 05:01 PM (xRo/Z)

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or people who live or work in the United States, like Mark Steyn, will sometimes drift north and get caught in your . . . interesting . . . legal system.

...umm...what does that mean?...I know you think we're mostly lefties up here but...

...If I could have dropped a nuke in Ottawa in the year 1969 and prevented all this socialist horseshit nannystate from taking over, I would have...I was only 4 years old at the tiime...

 

Posted by: Davey from Canada at May 30, 2008 05:12 PM (l0+8L)

12 Heh. Payback's a bitch, ain't it?

Posted by: OregonMuse at May 30, 2008 05:40 PM (jyo/c)

13 Davey..... In all seriousness, it's because a lot of us really want to like Canada. My Grandparents, for instance used to take a month vacation in Canada every year. They made quite a few close friends from those experiences.
 It comes as something of a shock then to hear the things that are said and written about us in the Canadian media since the Turdeau years. And then there is the redneck faction in America. Of which I'm a proud member. And we usually say , if the Canucks don't like what we are , then fuck them too.
 I know a lot of Canadians are pro American and I'm grateful for them. Small dead animals is one of my regular blog stops.

Posted by: Aubrey at May 30, 2008 05:40 PM (B4e7Q)

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...If I could have dropped a nuke in Ottawa in the year 1969 and prevented all this socialist horseshit nannystate from taking over, I would have...I was only 4 years old at the tiime...

yeah, yeah, always making excuses, just like a Canadian. Plus 4 years old is is like, what, 6 in American years.

Posted by: Maetenloch at May 30, 2008 05:41 PM (hn7Rm)

15 Davey from Canada: "The thing that strikes me right this minute...why do you care what goes on in Canada, Ace...just curious?"

Not speaking for Ace, obviously, but you, for better or for worse, are our neighbor. If your house is on fire, there's a chance it might jump the gap and catch here, too. Best to put it out ASAP. We'll help you do that. I mean, look, we didn't complain when Céline Dion was on the rise and see what happened? You can't even swing a dead cat pelt now without hitting some product of hers. We'll be damned if we let something like that happen again. It's just self-preservation.

And what VKI said. Actually, mostly what VKI said.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at May 30, 2008 05:55 PM (Uy68a)

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Well, you know what?..us decent Canadians are behind you decent Americans, and 40 years of faddish lefty crap isn't going to change that fact  You've helped when we needed you and we've helped you when you needed us and I'm proud of that.

God Bless America.

 

Posted by: Davey from Canada at May 30, 2008 05:56 PM (l0+8L)

17 The backlash from this is going to be hideous.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 30, 2008 05:59 PM (7QZfU)

18 I apologize for Celine...it's one of those things that gets out without your control...kinda like Britney Spears

Posted by: Davey from Canada at May 30, 2008 06:01 PM (l0+8L)

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Backlash?...what backlash?\

l admit, I've consumed over a gallon of budweiser at this point...

Posted by: Davey from Canada at May 30, 2008 06:05 PM (l0+8L)

20 Dewars and Budweiser, here. The blog is  pretty fuzzy about now.

Posted by: Aubrey at May 30, 2008 06:18 PM (B4e7Q)

21 Here's a deal, Davey. See what you think. What if we work a bit harder on keeping Britney under wraps. Would you mind taking Susan Sarandon off our hands, maybe put her on a spare iceberg? She seems kinda keen on the idea and we're pretty keen on her idea, too. We won't push it with Tim Robbins, however. That would just be cruel. Or do you know of some globally warmed glacier we could cordon off and call it Very Northern Australia (aka The New World Penal Colony of Smuggites)?

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at May 30, 2008 06:22 PM (Uy68a)

22 Blame Canada

Posted by: brak at May 30, 2008 06:30 PM (GAtR4)

23 Let us not forget Bryan Adams!

Posted by: Nom de Blog at May 30, 2008 07:09 PM (5/uG4)

24 THE KANADIAN UNHUMAN RIGHTS KOMMITY its realy a shame but it looks like canada has become to socialists

Posted by: Spurwing Plover at May 30, 2008 07:51 PM (QonKu)

25 I don't honestly see how, in all good conscience, the fate that the CHRC commissars suffer should fall short of incarceration, trial and death. That's what we do to fascists, right?

Posted by: David Gillies at May 31, 2008 12:01 AM (9RPWx)

26 Canada is very similar to America in many respects, only it's more left-wing.  What happens in Canada could probably happen in America, too.

Posted by: sandy burger at May 31, 2008 12:38 AM (+iIiw)

27 "The thing that strikes me right this minute...why do you care what goes on in Canada, Ace...just curious?" As a Canadian who has now been a US Resident for over 5 years (I came as a political refugee from Cretien, and I stayed for the superior healthcare (and yes I mean it - not cheaper, but better)), I know that new lefty fads generally take about 10-15 years to percolate south of the border, but that the pace seems to be accelerating. This is especially true when it comes to things that the USSC can impose on the unsuspecting peasantry. It is bad for the entire common law world to allow the establishment of further jurisprudence that allows more extensive limits on free speech.

Posted by: holdfast at May 31, 2008 03:28 AM (hDyHJ)

28 Canada gave us NYRanger fans Mark Messier, the real Messiah (not that fake Obamanation); Bruin fans would make the same claim for Number 4, Bobby Orr.  You have also given us Leslie Nielsen.  If those don't make a country worth preserving, worth being friends of, then nothing does.  Too bad that we have such sucky beer alcohol content laws that you keep the good stuff above the 49th Parallel.  Nobody said we were perfect.  But the alternatives . . .  

Posted by: RickZ at May 31, 2008 04:42 AM (QUOWj)

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...If I could have dropped a nuke in Ottawa in the year 1969 and prevented all this socialist horseshit nannystate from taking over, I would have...I was only 4 years old at the tiime...

My sister in law from Winnipeg, and she says she knew something was wrong when she was a kid and they replaced the dignified Red Ensign Flag with "the goofy Maple Leaf thing".

Posted by: Curmudgeon at May 31, 2008 06:01 AM (ujg0T)

30 What backlash? The backlash from the left at anyone daring to question them or reverse the headway they've made in the culture to that point. Have you not been watching the US for the last six years?

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