Several weeks ago, with Bill Whatcott's permission, I sent an Access to Information request to the CHRC for all of the information they have on Bill Whatcott.
I received the package last night and I have made it into a pdf document which is available <a href=http://www.freedominion.com.pa/images/whatcott.pdf>here</a>.
The first thing I noticed is that the pages are so heavily redacted they are nearly useless.
The first two documents they provide show that they were interested in the flyer campaign that Bill did on the subject of Islam. We knew that, because a complaint was later lodged against us for it. One weird thing is that the documents say there was a website listed on the flyer, but we don't see evidence of that on the flyer that Bill linked to. Free North America didn't exist at the time, so I don't know what site they are referring to.
There are two letters included from that time period in late March of 2006.
There is another flurry of activity almost exactly one year later over the same issue, but it seems to have been dropped again for some reason. I really don't think we are in possession of all of the documents related to this case (surprise!). In any case, I am not sure why this particular flyer came to their attention again in early April of 2007, but there were several emails exchanged amongst the CHRC staff.
Finally, on January 14, 2008, the CHRC decided to make Bill Whatcott an official respondant, and a complaint was filed the same day.
Almost all of the information in the complaint is redacted (which is stupid because Bill should be entitled to this information and a letter from him was included with this request).
But, we know that Bill Whatcott and the Free North America site are now officially being attacked by the CHRC over the exact same flyer they attacked us over in the summer of 2007.
Why did they wait this long to file a complaint against Bill?
Why did they suddenly decide to do it on January 14, 2008?
When are they planning on giving Bill the information in this complaint so he can plan his defence?
Why did they think they were entitled to keep information about the complainant and the contents of the complaint secret from Bill when he clearly wanted the information?
Who is the complainant? Is it Gentes again, or did they dig up someone else to file this one? Is it Warman, or his western counterpart Rob Wells?
There are so many questions, but we will never get the answers if the unaccountable and corrupt CHRC has their way!
Where is Rob Nicholson??