Intellectual freedom in Canada: So Mark Steyn was acquitted - what about the rest of us?
Do you want to know what it looks like when the Canadian "human rights" commission is snooping around your blog? This is for Blazing Cat Fur who says it is okay to quote because they visit all the time.
And Blazing Cat Fur adds "HI Denyse, the info I gave you is the CHRC, they are a daily visitor to me, along with the CJC, the Justice dept shows up less frequently."
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Entry Page Time: 11th October 2008 07:34:19 AM
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Returning Visits: 0
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Hostname: ns.ccdp-chrc.ca (188.8.131.52) CHRC [Edit Label]
Entry Page: http://www.blazingcatfur.blogspot.com/
Exit Page: http://www.blazingcatfur.blogspot.com/
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Here, via Kathy "Five Feet of Fury" Shaidle, is her co-author on The Tyranny of Nice's comments on the recent acquittal of popular columnist mark Steyn and Canada's historic Maclean's Magazine on "hate" charges:
the Muslim community was screwed over in my opinion because this decision comes out on Friday, the Muslim day of faith, when many devout Muslims cannot respond. Moreover, as the Muslims point out, every other special interest group in the country has [ab]used these tribunals to get their way. But once again, nobody said anything until the Muslims came along, at which point they bear the brunt of a backlash.Alternatively, the "human rights" commissions can all be fired.
Well-placed sources in the the Muslim community have told me they were encouraged by Canada's so-called 'human rights' industry to launch these complaints. I believe them.
I suspect these so-called human rights commissions and tribunals were probably looking to expand their power, and thought they could do so on the backs of Canada's Muslim community.
After all, it's pretty slim pickings with the basement nazis today, who cannot earn enough of paycheck to move out of their parent's basement and purchase their own under-arm deodorant, let alone organize the takeover of my Polish grandmother's favorite bakery (as Kathy would say).
But having built an entire government department around a problem that no longer exists, the department must now find a new problem (or expand the old one) to justify its existence.
Another screen shot of a suspect appears below these links:
Here are some links:
From Free Mark Steyn (but please, spare a thought for the little people that the "human rights" commissions will go back to attacking on Tuesday morning. (Monday is a statutory holiday in Canada.)
Mark Steyn talked to Rob Breakinridge
Steyn on the Corner
Kathy Shaidle at Pajamas Media
The Toronto Star, Reuters, the CBC, The National Post, The Vancouver Sun, the CTV
Steyn & Maclean’s Acquitted / System Still Guilty
N.S. Scott: “BC HRT on Steyn article: We deem it publishable”
Jay Currie I, Jay Currie II
Gyapong I, and Gyapong II
the Canadian Arab Federation, and the Canadian Islamic Congress
In Canada, free speech does not exist in any meaningful way
The Weekly Standard
Re: The Steyn Verdict
Girl in Blue
More as we find them.. or put them in the comments if you do. Let’s give the HRC people visiting here a clear idea of how big, widespread and serious we all are.
Mark Steyn and Maclean, acquitted (BlogFree)
MARK STEYN Online
NROTC: Complaint Against Steyn Dismissed
Aw nuts, we won, says Coyne
Ed Driscoll: Steyn Survives The Tyranny Of Nice
Steyn to appear on Rob Breakenridge
BC HRT dismisses case against Maclean’s and Mark Steyn (Gyapong)
The Actual Verdict (.pdf)
The NatPost; The VanSun; CTV
Breakenridge: Steyn & Maclean’s Acquitted / System Still Guilty
Andrew Coyne is blogging on the decision.
Flaming Catfish: “The BCHRT Roo’s save their butts - Islamists sent packin Macleans and Steyn Walk!
Michelle Malkin and comments
“Aw nuts, we won” scared of their lame status BCHRC aint taking Steyn to court
Small Dead Animals and comments ensued
Ghost Of A Flea
Laywers Are Cool?.. nada!
Protein Wisdom.. pithy as ever__._,_.___
Screen shot of potential "human rights" suspect blogger:
see they were at Covenant Zone at 6.24 AM ET, via blackberry - are they so personally dedicated in preserving their business, or, notwithstanding the blackberry person, is it that they have some kind of computer program visiting and taking snap shots of blogs?Ottawa Ontario Canada
gc.ca ? (Canada)
45.4167, -75.7 (Map)
Default 4.2.2BlackBerry8830/4.2.2 Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/126
Time of Visit
Oct 11 2008 3:24:21 am
Last Page View
Oct 11 2008 3:24:21 am
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* One friend writes,
Okay, friend. The main thing to see here is that Canadians have absolutely no rights in these matters. If your view is correct, I would recommend assuming that any track from gc.ca IS the Canadian "human rights" Commission. Let the non-snitches, non-sneaks, non-STASI-gc.ca deny it!
As far as I know GTIS is just a general Government of Canada IT service, not used by the CHRC. I get a lot of traffic from GTIS domains, it's probably nothing more than civil servants reading blogs (on taxpayer time).
This is the information I found for GTIS: Subdomain : CANADA.GC.CAAlias : http://www.gc.ca/Organization/Department : InformationbDelivery Services/GTISStatus of Application : Delegation of Authority
The Canadian Human Rights Tribunals domain looks like this:
Subdomain : CHRT-TCDP.GC.CAAlias :Organization/Department : Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Status of Application : Delegation of Authority
Provincial HRC hits look like the one that was checking out our soon to be disappeared friend BCF this morning.
having said that, I could be wrong. see you in the gulags.
(Friend adds later: I hope you didn't interpret my message as defending the HRC's, I don't. The visit that BCF got was definitely an HRC goon, but Covenant Zone could have been from anywhere. I only wanted to make that clarification. I've been getting visits from HRC's for months, especially the BCHRT after I followed the Steyn/Maclean's trial closely. So far I've not been disap.....)
More from Blazing:
Here's the rest of the Days CHRC visits, someones putting a long shift, 7:34 am start, 6:15 pm finish
Referring Link No referring link
Host Name ns.ccdp-chrc.ca
IP Address 184.108.40.206 CHRC [Edit Label]
Returning Visits 0
Visit Length 2 hours 47 mins 45 secs
VISITOR SYSTEM SPECS
Date Time WebPage
11th October 2008 03:27:41 PM No referring link
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11th October 2008 04:14:13 PM No referring link
11th October 2008 06:15:26 PM No referring link