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Antaletriangle 11-28-2008 04:02 AM

Ezra Levant: CHRC sets out to bury the Moon report

The scandal-plagued Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) has had a rough year — and it just got rougher.

On Monday, Richard Moon, a University of Windsor law professor, released his report on the CHRC’s troubling penchant for Internet censorship. Moon had been hand-picked by the CHRC to review its conduct, so the whole arrangement had at first looked pretty cozy. In the past, Moon had written favourably about government limits on free speech. That, plus a large payment for his brief report, made Moon’s review look like a PR stunt, especially since the CHRC simultaneously hired the pricey lobby firm Hill & Knowlton to provide “communications” advice. It all looked like a strategy to offset six months of bad press — not to mention embarrassing investigations into the CHRC’s conduct by the RCMP, the Privacy Commissioner and Parliament’s Justice Committee.

But to the surprise of critics like me, Moon recommended that section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act — the so-called “hate speech” provision, which empowers the CHRC to censor the Internet and other electronic media — be repealed. Instead of a whitewash, Moon’s report was the opposite — another nail in the coffin of the thought police.

The CHRC was surprised, too, and obviously not pleased. Although Moon’s report used the word “repeal” 11 times — it was his primary recommendation — that word appears nowhere in the CHRC’s press release announcing his findings.
In fact, the CHRC has already thrown Moon under the bus, minimizing his report as merely some “suggestions,” and announcing that they want a do-over. In the very same press release, they announced another round of consultations on the subject, at untold public expense — and this time they’ll be more careful about who’s allowed to participate.
It’s a lot like Quebec separatists and their referendums. They’re just going to keep on asking the question until they get the answer they want: the power to censor Canadians.

cont.on link above.

Sol Invictus 12-03-2008 01:29 AM

Re: Ezra Levant: CHRC sets out to bury the Moon report
very interesting indeed.

Thats why i cannot find it, they have buried it stone cold dead. Thanks for posting a summary, as every link i have tried has died on me either mid down load or a 404.

So... what next in their plans? are they going to go the route of Australia?

ghglenn 12-03-2008 01:47 AM

Re: Ezra Levant: CHRC sets out to bury the Moon report
Canada is on the brink of major problems...with the government on the verge of what amounts to a political coup, economic pressures, etc...it is getting pretty "interesting" to say the least.

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