Faramir wrote:So why didn't Harper champion Keith Martin's Section 13 private members bill?
MP (L) Keith Martin's bill was a perfect opportunity for the Loyal Opposition to act with vigour and force a minority Government to rescind Section 13.
Unfortunately he's a good man in a rotten party whose views on so called 'hate speech' is controlled by the likes of Udjal Dosanjh who, as a member of BC's Provincial NDP. was Minister Responsible for
Multiculturalism, Human Rights
and Immigration, Attorney General
, and Intervenor
in the successful BCHRT persecution of Doug Collins back in 1999
, for 4 columns <a href=http://www.nizkor.org/ftp.cgi/ftp.py?people/c/collins.doug/abrams-vrs-collins.judgment> Collins penned</a> in the North Shore News between Jan and July 1994
Collins and the NSN were forced to jointly pay Harry Abrams $2000
for 'the injury they caused to his dignity and self respect' as a member of the Jewish community in BC.
The recent BCHRT decision - under a 'Liberal' provincial government
- to force Guy Earle and Zesty's owner to jointly pay $22,500
to Lorna Purdy for 'the injury they caused to her dignity and self respect', during a one-night club brawl, is a measure of how much more dignity and self-respect homosexuals have than straight Jews in BC.
That the ten-fold increase in amount 'fined' was for an incident of short duration - essentially 'one night stand' - also reflects a growing contempt for 'free expression' by 'human rights' bureaucracy.
What hasn't changed is the morbidly extended period between launch of 'hate speech' Complaint, and Decision.
Only the Air India fiasco makes BCHRT wetwork seem 'swift' (although it remains to be seen if Earle goes to the SCC, and whether he is young enough to last the distance, unlike Collins)
It also reflects that where it took 2 back to back BCHRT 'hate speech' persecutions of Doug Collins (the second of which he refused to testify) for columns which:
Individually, and taken out of context, each of the
four columns at issue might not convey messages that meet
the high threshold that is necessary to be considered hatred
or contempt within the meaning of s. 7(1)(b) of the Code.
However, collectively they do.
Udjal Dosanjh moved on to Federal politics as a Liberal, from Provincial politics as a Dipper, after becoming Premier of BC from early 2000 until the provincial election in mid 2001 saw the NDP reduced to 2 seats out of 79, neither of which was Udjals'.
Considering that the heavy hitters who championed the rise of 'human rights hate speech' persecutions, Dosanjh, Rock, Cotler, et al, all belong to the same band of mothers, it's a wonder that Martin had the audacity to go against the grain of the party.
It also explains why CPC Government members of the <a href=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALJGBMR6_io>Parliamentary Subcommittee Hearings</a> seemed keen to prompt Levant and Steyn, whereas 'Loyal Opposition' member Dosanjh treated them like reform-school escapees.