Steyn Showtrial Wrap-Up 1.1

“I’m not happy to be here,” said Toronto lawyer Julian Porter, who is representing Maclean’s. “We’re not entitled under the law the way it’s structured to plead truth, fair comment, qualified privilege or intent or standards of journalism.” Porter said that in the Supreme Court of Canada, truth or fair comment is a defence, but that test doesn’t apply with the human rights tribunal. Human rights commissions and tribunals were set up decades ago to deal with discrimination over access of services in housing or employment.”

~ Julian Porter ~

~ THE CANNY & FIENDISH Mark Steyn says he wants to lose human rights case …. (ctv.ca, hallsofmacadamia.blog)

~ FIVE FEET OF FURY— “I’m Spartacus, too, dammit! Brilliant way to protest Steyn Show Trial” …. (fivefeetoffury)

~ INSTAPUNDIT— “MORE ON CANADA’S “HUMAN RIGHTS” KANGAROO COURTS: Section 7 of the B.C. Human Rights Code is not compatible with freedom of speech and expression in Canada, and should be struck down by a court, if not by the tribunal” …. (instapundit)

~ MR. HARPER, shut it down. Maybe the goodness will flow down to the provinces …. (sleepyoldbear)

~ RABBI REUVEN BULKA of the Canadian Jewish Congress doesn’t get it, HRC apologia doesn’t acknowledge Corruption of Canadian Human Rights Commissions …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ THE BRAINSTRUST @ THE BCHRT: Send Macleans/Steyn Case to Canadian Human Rights Commission – Freakin’ A, bubba …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ THE SHAIDLE— “I see you’re still breathing. So shut the hell up” …. (fivefeetoffury.com)

~ BLAZING CATFUR: “Goodness – The Globe takes a hard stand! Calls for end of Censorship!” …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ WISDOM FROM THE Mackenzie Institute: The Human Rights Commission Jihad …. (mackenzieinstitute.com)

~ MICHAEL COREN CLAIMS Discrimination by Human Rights Racket: Awaiting a turn at commission …. (blazingcatfur.blog)

~ CANADA.COM— No Ottawa rerun for B.C.’s human rights farce …. (canada.com)

~ VIA ANN ALTHOUSE— “We’re not entitled under the law the way it’s structured to plead truth, fair comment, qualified privilege or intent or standards of journalism.” …. (althouse.blog)

~ ISLAMIC CULTURAL GENOCIDE: Symposium with Abul Kasem et al. …. (islam-watch.org)

~ BEWARE ‘slippery slope’ to censorship, hearing told. B.C. hate provision should be excised …. (theglobeandmail)

~ CAIR’s Forced ‘Islamic Awareness’ at Friendswood Junior High …. (islam-watch.org)

~ FASCISM HAS COME TO CANADA— “In a scathing editorial in the most recent issue of The Catholic Insight (CI), Fr. Alphonse de Valk, the editor-in-chief of the magazine, argues that the ideology of the “divinization” of the state that has historically been called “fascism”, is fast encroaching on the rights and freedoms of religious believers in Canada” …. (lifesitenews)

~ ISLAM-WATCH.ORG: “Would a Jihadi by Another Name Smell as Foul? – Raymond Ibrahim” …. (islam-watch.org)

~ EZRA LEVANT: “Here’s a friendly tip for anyone doing business with someone from the CHRC: if you shake their hand, count your fingers afterwards.” …. (sleepyoldbear)

~ A MUST READ – excellent commentary from David Warren. “I want justice for Mark Steyn. But I also want justice for all these little people, who have been crushed under the jackboot of political correction …. (dw)

~ AMERICAN DIGEST— Judas: A Saint for Our Seasons– “Black is white. Hate is Love. Slavery is Freedom. Treason is Loyalty. That last phrase fits right in to the secular catechism, doesn’t it? All it needs to become holy writ is an avatar, a solid historical personage with the power to turn darkness into light, lies into truth, and betrayal into something that was, in the final analysis, “all good.” …. (americandigest)

“I am a Canadian,
a free Canadian,
free to speak without fear,
free to worship in my own way,
free to stand for what I think right,
free to oppose what I believe wrong,
free to choose those who shall govern my country.
This heritage of freedom I pledge
to uphold for myself and all mankind.”

Prime Minister John Diefenbaker, July 1, 1960, House of Commons
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