After years of investigating Lemire, CHRC investigators had too little proof that he was a hatemonger to proceed to a hearing. So they began logging onto his website under an assumed name, "Jadewarr," and posting provocative comments in hopes of obtaining racist replies they could then use in their case again Lemire.The Charter also says that Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law. The supremacy of God was the first to go, when activist judges and politicians started interpreting "separation of church and state" as separation from traditional values and basic human morals. Now it's the rule of law that's being sacrificed to enforce political correctness.
To cover their activities, it appears commission employees logged onto the Internet through a wireless connection they detected in a woman's apartment near their offices, rather than using the commission's own server. They neither sought the woman's permission nor acquired a judicial warrant to tap into her computer.
These are the actions of people who have become a law unto themselves. They have convinced themselves that their goal -- the eradication of hatred as they see it -- gives them licence to run roughshod over traditional legal protections against wrongful conviction.
If they are convinced you are guilty, yet cannot gather enough evidence to prove it, they are not above manufacturing proof. There is no innocent until proven guilty. You are guilty once they decide you are and they will prove it no matter what.
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.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Great essay by Lorne Gunter (as per Ezra Levant - his best column yet) on the methods used by "human rights" commissions to prove one guilty.