Welcome, boys and girls, to my 501st post! 😀 How the hell did it ever get to this point?? 😕
Well, the upgrade to the software seems to have gone okay so far, so I’m going to get on with blabbing about what’s on my melon today: HLCs … again. If you’re one of those dimwits that is still having trouble figuring out why these things need to be gotten rid of, you really should read Lorne Gunter’s column in the Edmonton Journal today:
All you need to know about how rotten the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) is — how undemocratic and anti-freedom it has become — is that in hate-speech complaints, the commission has a 100-per-cent conviction rate.
No one who has ever been hauled before it for allegedly uttering hate speech has ever been acquitted.
You can see this in the words of lead CHRC investigator Dean Steacy. Asked by Lemire’s lawyer, Beverley Kulaszka: “What value do you give freedom of speech when you investigate one of these complaints?” Steacy replied, “Freedom of speech is an American concept, so I don’t give it any value. It’s not my job to give value to an American concept.” Pardon me? Freedom of speech is entrenched in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. And, of course, we inherited hundreds of years of English constitutional protection of free expression before that.
It gets a lot better than that. Read the whole thing here.
Meanwhile, even the Ministry Of What You Should Think has finally figured out that they can neither ignore this nor sweep it under the rug. CBC Sunday did themselves a mini-documentary on the out-of-control HLCs today (although, as you can imagine, it tries to put that typical CBC gloss over the ugliness of this Leftist farce). Grab a coffee and check out the vid (it’s about 15mins or so long): (more…)