Letter to The Honourable Alice Wong, M.P.

Dear Ms. Wong:

I read with more than a little dismay that the federal privacy commissioner has dismissed a complaint that the Canadian Human Rights Commision hijacked a private citizen’s internet connection to post racist material on a white-supremacist website, citing “a lack of evidence”.

The evidence in question was not in doubt. It consists of sworn testimony in a hearing on March 25, 2008, by Alain Monfette of Bell Canada (pp. 5645-5646 of the transcript here).

Why would the privacy commissioner ignore such sworn testimony, and allow a federal agency to invade the privacy of a citizen of Canada, especially for the purpose of posting racist material on the internet?

In addition, the privacy commissioner has the gall to say, “This Office cautions individuals to take appropriate measures to properly secure their Internet connections to avoid any unauthorized uses of their personal information.”

This is like saying “Be careful to build a fence around your yard, lest the police drive across your lawn.”

Will the Conservative Party step up to preserve the rights of Canadians to not only the privacy of their own property, but to the rights of free speech and association that have been repeatedly violated by the federal and provincial “human rights” commissions?

Note that Warren Kinsella of recent infamy has long been a supporter of the “human rights” commissions. Birds of a feather…

As someone who grew up in a third-world dictatorship, it saddens me that those who have a duty to preserve the freedoms that make Canada and Canadian society a beacon for people from around the globe are failing that duty, and ignoring clear violations of the rights of ordinary citizens. I hope that you and the Conservative Party will be working to rectify the situation.

Thank you for your kind attention.


— Gordon Tisher

“Human Rights” in Canada

It is the published position of the Alberta Human Rights Commission that to call for the murder of a Christian is neither discrimination nor hate speech.

However, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, ironically a churchgoing Albertan, recently told the press that “everyone has had some concerns” about the commissions which have been for too long trampling on the Charter rights of Canadians to free speech.

Fire. Them. All.

The Canadian “Human Rights” Commission has now, in addition to “tampering with evidence, tampering with court transcripts, lying under oath, hacking into a private citizen’s Internet account and publishing vicious hate messages themselves,” sent a private investigator to harrass Ezra Levant’s elderly parents:

Vigna [an employee of the CHRC who is under investigation by the Law Society of Upper Canada for disrupting a trial by claiming he was not in a serene state of mind] has been sending a private investigator to my parents’ house again and again, demanding to see me. My parents, who are far more polite than I am, keep telling Vigna’s hired tough guy that I don’t live there anymore. I did when I was a teenager. But that was in 1990.

The last time Vigna’s hired muscle came to my parents’ house, he refused to leave. My parents said he had a Bluetooth phone device in his ear, and seemed to be taking instructions from someone — Vigna himself? — who told him not to go until he had found me. In the end, Vigna’s enforcer must have lost his serenity, too, because he threw some papers down at my parents feet, and stormed off.


Court Marsupial

Even journalists who absolutely hate Mark Steyn think the show trial at the BC “human rights” tribunal is a farce.

More from the National Post and the Ottawa Citizen:

It is a show trial, under the arbitrary powers given to Canada’s obscene “human rights” commissions, by Section 13 of our Human Rights Act.

I wrote “obscene” advisedly. A respondent who comes before Canada’s “human rights” tribunals has none of the defences formerly guaranteed in common law. The truth is no defence, reasonable intention is no defence, nor material harmlessness, there are no rules of evidence, no precedents, nor case law of any kind. The commissars running the tribunals need have no legal training, exhibit none, and owe their appointments to networking among leftwing activists.