The article was referenced earlier on FreeDominion in the 'Cotler Ruling coming next week' thread.
The cause that sparked Cotler's outrage and condemnation was a telephone 'poll' in the Mont Royal riding represented by Cotler.
Irwin Cotler wrote:...constituents of mine began reporting that they were receiving telephone calls asking if they would support the Conservative candidate in the pending or imminent by-election...
herein lies the problem. No Canadian voter should be confronted with false and misleading calls and expected to sort out truth from rumour; indeed, they should not receive such calls in the first place.
Indeed, unless the Conservatives disagree with the Speaker's finding that such conduct is "reprehensible," they should apologize for their involvement, cease and desist from such calls, and promise never to engage in them again.
Irwin Cotler's tenure as a Canadian MP from 1999 to present is highlighted by his appointment as Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, from Dec 12, 2003 until Feb 5, 2006.
From July 2002 until March 2004, Richard Warman worked for the CHRCommission.
During and after Mr. Warmans employ with the CHRC, he triggered numerous Complaints taken up by the CHRC and heard by the CHRTribunal under the auspices of CHRA Sec 13.1.
Richard Warman is a Master of Law graduate from McGill University, where the 'Human Rights Program' was directed by Law Professor Irwin Cotler from 1973 to 1999.
What McGill graduate Mr. Warman was boasting about there was the commingling of Federal court litigation - at the time overseen by Justice Minister Irwin Cotler - and CHRC/T Complaints initiated by Richard Warman.Ottawa Citizen wrote:In 2005, the commission applied for, and got, an interim injunction from the Federal Court ordering Mr. Winnicki to stop spreading hatred on the Internet until the tribunal heard and decided his case.
"That was the first-ever injunction dealing with Internet hate," says Mr. Warman. "It was incredibly rewarding to see the law being advanced by virtue of the cases that I had brought."
Both Mr. Cotler and Mr. Warman are outspoken activists who publicly rail against anti-semitic rhetoric.
Mr Warman is, quite literally, the poster boy for Sec 13 Complaints, and as such responsible for the period of CHRC/T activity which led to a private MP tabling a Parliamentary Bill to eradicate Sec 13.1.
(Mr. Warman is also responsible for forcing BC's Provincial government passing legislation to prevent vexatious litigation against literature contained in public libraries.)
Richard Warman is the instrument through which Irwin Cotler corrupted the Ministry of Justice in Canada, not only during the period when Cotler was Attorney General, but right up to the very moment Sec 13.1 is expunged from law as a direct result of the CHRC Warman v. Lemire Complaint, first announced in 2004, during Cotler's watch over the Canadian Justice system.
Calling the actions of these two men 'reprehensible' - for corrupting Canada's Justice system in aid of personal activism - is not enough.
Indeed, if the government finds CHRC/T conduct reprehensible, so much so that they extinguish Sec 13.1, they should apologize for their involvement in creating the conditions which led to that action, cease and desist from interfering in Canadian society through bureaucracies created to punish non-criminal behaviour, and promise never to engage in them again.
The precedent has been set by Canada's government after the 'Somalia Affair'. The then Canadian Airborne Regiment was disbanded to ensure that the circumstances which led to 'human rights' abuse by Canadians, in Somalia or elsewhere, would not be repeated.
That solution - disbanding an organization regardless of it's previous good works - is a precedent which should also be applied to the CHRC/T, to ensure that 'human rights' bureaucracies in Canada are never again abused by the actions of persons who use that convenience to further their own ambitions.
Disbanding the CHRC/T would be appropriate. and send the right message out to lawmakers and the media, that Justice in Canada itself is not a concept to be trifled with for personal gain, howevermuch it may be portrayed as for the good of society at large, and echoed as such by adherants to such cause.