Below is a letter written to Glenn Bahr, a victim of the Canadian Human Rights Commission by Conservative MP James Rajotte.
The office of the Honorable Rona Ambrose, MP, has recently forwarded me a copy of your correspondence to her regarding your dealings with the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal.
While I am only aware of the generalities of your specific case with the Tribunal and it would be inappropriate for me to comment without full knowledge of the situation, rest assured that I am in agreement with you that the Canadian Human Rights Commission (as well as similar bodies at the provincial level) has recently overstepped its original mandate and is in need of reform. Its mandate is to protect the human rights of Canadian citizens, not to curtail free speech and impose censorship on an open, democratic society.
I give you my assurance that when motion M-446 comes before the House of Commons it will have my support. Furthermore, the passage of M-446 in no way prevents the enactment of further legislation to reform human rights bodies in Canada, should the need arise in the future.
Thank you for taking the time to bring this issue to the attention of my colleagues and myself, I hope that my support of M-446 is reassuring to you. Should you have any further questions or concerns please don not hesitate to contact my office.
James Rajotte, MP
Groups and Writers that Support Repeal of Section 13:
Liberal MP Keith Martin
Liberal MP Dan McTeague
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (Rex Murphy)
Catholic Insight Magazine
Halifax Chronicle Herald (Paul Schneidereit)
CDN Association of Journalists
Mary Steyn (Macleans Magazine)
Western Standard Magazine
London Free Press
B’nai Brith Jewish Tribune
Globe and Mail
David Warren (Ottawa Citizen)
Eye Magazine (Toronto)
Sault Ste. Marie – SooToday
Winnipeg Free Press
Oak Bay News