Tuesday, April 24, 2012

April 24th - A bad day for Section 13 Censorship! Parliament committee and Mark Steyn - STEYNAMITE

 

April 24th - A bad day for Section 13 Censorship!

Parliament committee with Brian Storseth and Steynamite!

 

 

April 24th, 2012 will go down in history as another bad day for the forces of censorship and thought control in Canada.  Canada’s notorious internet censorship provision; Section 13 of the Canadian “Human Rights” Act, will be slammed from the halls of Parliament in Ottawa to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.  Section 13 has been used to silence and harass hundreds of Canadians at the behest of special interest groups, who use Section 13 as a risk-free, tax-payer funded persecution of their political opponents.  Censorship is not a Canadian value!

 

Starting at 11:00am, Conservative MP and freedom fighter Brian Storseth (Conservative, Westlock - St. Paul, Alberta) is going to be testifying for an hour before the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights (JUST) about Bill C-304, An Act to amend the Canadian Human Rights Act (protecting freedom).  Bill C-304 is landmark legislation, which will see the censorship powers (Section 13) stripped from the fanatics at the Canadian Human Rights Commission.  So far, Bill C-304 has passed two readings in the House of Commons, and has the support of the Justice Minister and the Conservative Party of Canada.

 

If you are in Ottawa on April 24th, 2012, you can attend the JUST sub-committee at:

 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Room 306, La Promenade Building

151 Sparks St.

Ottawa, Ontario

 

ParlVu is going to be broadcasting MP Brian Storseth’s testimony live on the Internet at:

 

 

In case you miss the live broadcast of MP Brian Storseth’s testimony, a YouTube version of his testimony will be available on the Freedomsite later in the day.

 

 

 

STEYNAMITE

 

Then at 7:30pm in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Steynamite starts! The event is billed as “Mark Steyn blows up every sacred cow in a celebration of free speech, individual liberty and apocalyptic side-splitters”.  Along with Mark Steyn, Sun News Network’s Michael Coren is also speaking.

 

Mark Steyn has been a long-time supporter of freedom and has written extensively on Censorship via Section13 and farcical shenanigans of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, whom he once referred to as “Nazi fetishists” and “Keystone Kops of Kanada's Human Rights Kommission”.

 

Tickets are still available.

 

Metro Toronto Convention Centre

7:30 PM

Mark Steyn and Sun News Network's Michael Coren

http://www.steynamite.com/

Tickets range from $60 to $300

 

 

 

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Censorship is Not a Canadian Value!

Repeal Section 13 http://www.StopSection13.com

Section 13 is Unconstitutional http://www.freedomsite.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, April 19, 2012

OTTAWA CITIZEN: Immigrants get priority over 'white' Canadians for Ottawa's public housing, human rights complaint alleges

 

 Immigrants get priority over ‘white’ Canadians for Ottawa’s public housing, human rights complaint alleges

 

By Gary Dimmock, The Ottawa Citizen April 16, 2012

 

OTTAWA — An Ottawa man who was living in a shelter with his wife and two children took the City of Ottawa to a human rights tribunal last month, alleging that immigrants are given priority over “white Canadians” for public housing.

Kirk Munroe and his family lived at the Carling Family Shelter for months last year while waiting for a public housing unit to call their own. Munroe grew frustrated with the wait after immigrant families at the shelter were offered public housing in only a “matter of weeks.”

In his application to Ontario’s human-rights tribunal, Munroe quoted an Ottawa public housing manager as saying “whites have less chance of getting a home and they have to stay in shelters longer than immigrants new to Canada.”

The tribunal heard that the quick turnaround time for immigrants was in “distinct contrast to the experience of white Canadian families” at the shelter, including his own, who had to wait months for housing.

A lawyer for the public housing agency denied it gives priority to immigrants, and a lawyer for the City of Ottawa told the hearing that the immigrants in question may have been victims of domestic violence, which, he said, would account for why they were offered social housing so quickly. The tribunal also heard that the public housing manager denied saying that immigrants have a better shot at getting public housing.

Eric Whist, vice-chair of the tribunal, questioned Munroe’s account of what the public housing manager told him.

“This statement, characterized as an exact quote, appears to be more of a paraphrase and one from a longer conversation. It is also not evident that this quote, even if accepted as generally accurate, indicates that Ms. Jean Louis (a tenant service manager) was communicating that the reason why whites stay in shelters longer than immigrants was because of the policy of (Ottawa public housing) or others was to give priority to immigrants over Canadian citizens,” Whist said in an interim decision dated March 12.

Munroe’s challenge against the City of Ottawa claimed he was discriminated on the basis of race, colour, disability and reprisal.

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Read the full story at: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Immigrants+priority+over+white+Canadians+Ottawa+public+housing+human+rights+complaint+alleges/6462980/story.html#ixzz1sER4YYlb

 

Interesting that Canadians who pay taxes and fund public housing are always the last in line to get it.   Welcome to Cana-DUHH.

 

 

 

 

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The "Native" Discount Alive and Well in Cana-DUH

 

From the Globe and Mail….

 

 

 

Man who punched bus driver spared jail time due to his native ancestry

 

VANCOUVER— From Wednesday's Globe and Mail
Published

 

 

It was bad enough for veteran bus driver Charles Dixon to have his face and well-being shattered by a vicious sucker punch from an angry passenger.

But Tuesday, Mr. Dixon sat in court with a number of his driver colleagues to hear that Del Louie, the young man who assaulted him, would not be going to jail.

 

Instead, citing Mr. Louie’s aboriginal ancestry as one of several mitigating factors, Provincial Court Judge Karen Walker handed the 22-year-old an 18-month conditional sentence to be served at a rehab residence, 200 hours of community service and two years probation. The Crown had urged a prison sentence of nine to 12 months.

Outside the court, the 55-year-old driver was bitter that his attacker was spared time behind bars. He pointed to his face, partially covered in bandages from his latest surgery to restore normal breathing.

“There’s nothing wrong with Del Louie’s face. He doesn’t have a plate with four screws in his face,” said Mr. Dixon, his voice cracking. “He doesn’t have a concussion. He doesn’t have neck injuries and back injuries, and cognitive issues that will be with me the rest of my life.… Where’s the respect?”

The conditional sentence was yet another blow for public transit drivers, who suffer scores of assaults every year. Few of the culprits wind up in prison.

“This is totally unacceptable,” said Don MacLeod, president of Canadian Auto Workers Local 111 that represents Lower Mainland bus drivers. “House arrest is totally different from jail time. There’s no deterrence in that. Today, there was no justice for Charles Dixon, no justice for more than 1,000 transit operators who have been assaulted over the last 10 years, and no justice for passengers, who expect the buses they board to be safe. This is a very sad message for the court to send.”

In addition to his attack against Mr. Dixon on a late-night bus in Burnaby last year, Mr. Louie assaulted the driver’s son, Aaron, who tried to restrain him; regularly broke his bail conditions by drinking excessively; and spat at a paramedic during an altercation with police. He also had a previous conviction for assaulting a bus driver.

Court was told that Mr. Louie experienced a difficult upbringing, raised by an alcoholic mother, and suffers from fetal alcohol syndrome. That cut little ice with Mr. Dixon.

“That young man knew exactly what he was doing that night. I’m sorry he has fetal alcohol syndrome, but look what he’s done to me. It will stay with me for the rest of my life,” Mr. Dixon said. “Sorry, I don’t agree with using aboriginal ancestry as an excuse. It doesn’t wash.”

He pointed out that in a few weeks he will have served 14 months of his own virtual house arrest, unable to return to work. “That’s just four months shy of what Del Louie is getting,” the driver said with agitation.

Mr. Louie punched Mr. Dixon after being told not to board the bus by the back door. His single blow broke two bones on the right side of the driver’s face and caused other injuries, including cognitive and psychological difficulties.

 

See the full Globe and Mail article at:  http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/british-columbia/man-who-punched-bus-driver-spared-jail-time-due-to-his-native-ancestry/article2390728/

 

 

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Alberta judge upholds 'truth about homosexuality' activist's free speech rights

Alberta judge upholds ‘truth about homosexuality’ activist’s free speech rights

http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/alberta-judge-upholds-truth-about-homosexuality-activists-free-speech-right/

 

CALGARY, April 2, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Paul Jeffrey has dismissed a Crown appeal of a decision from a lower court that acquitted Bill Whatcott of trespassing charges for distributing “Truth about homosexuality” pamphlets at the University of Calgary in 2008.

On Friday, March 30, Jeffrey upheld the November 2011 ruling by provincial court Judge John D. Bascom that stated the University of Calgary infringed on Whatcott’s Charter rights to freedom of expression when campus security arrested and detained him for distributing a pamphlet that addressed the “harmful consequences” of homosexuality.

The university had argued that the Charter only applied to “government actors and government actions,” not to the university itself since it was a private entity.

Bascom ruled, however, that the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms applies to the University of Calgary since “the University is not a Charter free zone,” in that it carried out “specific” governmental work by providing post-secondary education to the public in Alberta, making its actions subject to scrutiny under the Charter.

“Mr. Whatcott entered the university property with a purpose to distribute his literature to students, staff and public,” said the judge, adding, “His activity was peaceful and presented no harm to the university structures or those who frequented the campus. … Although Mr. Whatcott’s pamphlet is not scholarly, freedom of speech is not limited to academic works.”

Bascom concluded that “the means used by campus security halted Mr. Whatcott’s distribution of these flyers and violated his right of free expression.”

The judge also lifted the University’s ban against Whatcott that would have indefinitely prohibited him from setting foot on the campus again, stating that the ban was “arbitrary and unfair.”

In Friday’s hearing Crown prosecutor Andrew Barg argued that Judge Bascom “erred in law in ruling that the Charter of Rights and Freedoms applies in the circumstances of this case,” according to a Calgary Herald report.

Justice Jeffrey rejected the argument and dismissed the appeal.

Defense lawyer, Dale Fedorchuk, told the Calgary Herald that “Judge Bascom’s decision has been effectively upheld and remains good law.”

“I’m very happy with the decision,” Whatcott told LifeSiteNews, “and my lawyer and I believe that it is now illegal for universities in Alberta to try to shut down peaceful protests and literature distributions that offends their pro-abortion, pro-homosexual sensibilities.”

 

SEE FULL STORY AT: http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/alberta-judge-upholds-truth-about-homosexuality-activists-free-speech-right/