Mr. Steacy admitted that he had previously testified that monitoring of website was "complaint driven."
He began to stumble when questioned about his spying on the conservative website called freedomnion.ca. He joined as "jadewarr" on April 5, 2006. "Was there a complaint when you joined?" Miss Kulaszka asked.
He said there was a complaint from one Marie-Line Gentes, which has since been withdrawn. However, Miss Kulaszka pointed out that her complaint was not filed with the Commission until September 29, 2006.
"Were you investigating at this point?" Miss Kulaszka asked.
"No," said Steacy. However, headed, "I did some initial work at the intake stage," he tried to explain, indicating that there might have been an informal letter or phone call. Interestingly, at the "intake" stage of Marc Lemire's complaint about the RCMP, where the complaint was rejected merely because it had allegedly been sent on two-sided paper. Miss Kulaszka pointed out that the posting by a Mr. Whatcott of
He couldn't recall the last time he was on freedominion. Barbara Kulaszka then confronted him with evidence that he had visited the site on January 18, 2008. He went on the website, he said, because he'd been informed by someone, who he couldn't recall, that his spying had been discovered and mentioned on freedominion.
Miss Kulaszka reminded him that, in a report urging the Commission to not accept Chris Guille's complained about CAERS website Recommnet for being vexatious and that a Stromfront poster named "Fenrisson" advice that dissidents file complaints with the CHRC was "well known in neo-Nazi circles."
Apparently, an unnamed legal representative from CAERS had brought the name Fenrisson to his attention,
The same allegation that Fenrisson had posted information urging people to make complaints to the CHRC was passed on to investigator Sandy Kozak and was used to dismiss a complaint against Mr. Warman.
Mr.. Steacy stated he began to investigate who Fenrisson was: "I interacted with him. I can't remember if it was a PM."
"You thought it might be one of the respondents from CAERS," Miss Kulaszka queried.
"No, I thought it was one of the complainants, but I testified last Spring it was one of the respondents. I meant Mr. Kulbashian, or Mr. Guille or Mr. Lemire or Mr. Fromm." Mr. Fromm has never, in fact, filed a Sec. 13.1 complaint.
Citing "privacy issues, when Mr. Steacy was asked about other people contemplating complaints against freedominion.ca, he said: I refuse to answer. If I could remember their names, I wouldn't tell you.
The defence team learned that there are no CHRC guidelines as to the sort of material investigators may post in their spying activities.
Miss Kulaszka asked whether anyone at the Commission had done a study of whether people had been entrapped by posts they'd make or other investigators or complainants like Mr. Warman had made. Mr. Steacy said he wasn't aware of any.
"Given the fact that nobody knows who anybody is, it could well be someone complaining against themselves," Miss Kulaszka joked when referred to he case of Warman (Richard) v. Warman (Eldon). In this case, Richard Warman had used the pseudonym marydufford. [Warman is fond of impersonating women on line, as is communist Shane Ruttle Martinez, another Commission witness..)
Mr. Steacy, although he'd investigated the Warman v Glenn Bahr case, said he was not aware that Sgt. Stephen Camp, was estate. Interestingly, at that hearing, Warman objected to Mr. Fromm's question whether officer camp was "Estate", "on the ground that that goes to the issue of the police investigative techniques.
Mr. Fromm had then objected; "Excuse me, How is Mr. Warman privy to police investigation techniques."
Mr. Steacy's testimony pointed to the chummy relationship between the Commission and some police force hate squads." For instance, the