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Human rights commisssions deter ordinary Canadians from expressing unpopular opinions Human rights commisssions deter ordinary Canadians from expressing unpopular opinions By Derek James From a student-at-law at the Canadian Constitution Foundation
To The campaign, from a group called Stand Up For Freedom Canada, claims human rights commissions and tribunals at the federal and provincial level are a threat to Charter-protected rights for all Canadians.
By Patrick B. Craine, VANCOUVER, B.C., November 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - As Canada remembers today those fallen soldiers who offered their lives to preserve the country’s freedom, a new grassroots campaign is launching to protect those hard-won freedoms from a new and unlikely threat – our own government’s human rights commissions and tribunals.
Karen Selick, National Post · Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010: The Supreme Court of Canada has agreed to reconsider 20-year-old jurisprudence that limits free speech. The case under appeal is The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission vs. William Whatcott.
Update Two: The campaign has been featured (entire article) in about 14 large papers on Friday/Saturday including the Toronto Sun, Ottawa Sun, London FreePress, Canoe.ca, Sudbury Star, Winnipeg Sun, Calgary Sun, Edmonton Sun, Vancouver 24hrs: Freedom under attack in the name of human rights: group [Note: The article incorrectly states that we are a "lobby group." This is a grassroots initiative, directed towards grassroots Canadians. Update: Click here (right click to save to your computer) to listen to campaign spokesperson Neil Dykstra explain the campaign on Vancouver's top talk radio station CKNW.
Saskatchewan StarPhoenix, Oct 30 2010: The provincial government plans to introduce human rights legislation that will dissolve the Saskatchewan Human Rights Tribunal in favour of having a court hear the complaints. Justice Minister Don Morgan said the change, among other reforms to the Human Rights Code, is being undertaken at the suggestion of Judge David Arnot, chief commissioner of the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission.
Vancouver Sun, Oct 5 2010: EDMONTON — The provincial government has named a new director of the Alberta Human Rights Commission, the latest step in an overhaul of the agency designed to speed up and improve the process of dealing with discrimination complaints.
Sample Letter #1 Sample Letter #1 Dear Honourable [Name of MP] Thank you very much for your ongoing service for this riding. Recently I have been made aware of the Canadian Human Rights Commission and how it has been consistently undermining the fundamental freedoms that are listed in Section 2b of our Charter. You will agree that the freedom to speak, believe, and assemble are some of the important pillars of this nation.
New Campaign Challenges the Assault on Freedom by Canada’s Human Rights Commissions and Tribunals (V “As strange as it might sound, it’s in the very name of human rights that our fundamental freedoms are being challenged” explained Neil Dykstra, the campaign’s spokesperson. “These quasi-judicial bodies have wandered far from their original mandate.