BigCityLib Strikes Back: Pam Geller Banned From U.K.

Pam Geller has been banned from the U.K. for espousing views not “conducive to the public good”.  She is, let us just say, chuffed, and her Canuck supporters overfoam with hatred and rage.   Here’s part of the letter  Ms. Geller received: A bit of a local angle to this story.  Pam hit town last month.  Tried ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Tory Appointees Move To Muscle Bill C-304 Through Senate

The link is to Marc Lemire’s site (one-time leader of the white supremacist Heritage Front), so you may not want to click though, but what he’s saying sounds right: the Senate Tories are no longer allowing their Liberal counter-parts to adjourn debate on Bill C-304.  By the end of the month, it may be a ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Bill C-304: The Final Battle?

LeBreton confirms #SenCA will sit into July if necessary to pass bills on order paper, including C-377. #cdnpoIi— Jordan Press (@jordan_press) June 18, 2013 The other bill they want to pass is C-304, which would strip section 13 (the hate speech clause) from the Canadian Human Rights Act.  When Senate Leader Marjory LeBreton first suggested ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Whither Bill C-304?

With Senator Doug Finley’s passing, Bill C-304, the Harper government’s attempt to repeal Canada’s hate speech legislation, has lost its Senate champion.  The bill was already stalled in the upper chamber.  I wonder if these latest sad events will further impede its progress.

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Your Daily Nazi: Help Save Canada’s Hate Speech Law!

If you missed reading through one the links in my last post, the Harper Tories are trying to force Bill C-304 (which would repeal the hate-speech provision in the Canadian Human Rights Act) through the Senate before their late June convention so they can toss some red meat to the mouth breathers and prorogue parliament. ...

The Canadian Progressive: Idle No More Racism Watch: Manitoba Newspaper’s Racist Editorial

The CBC News is reporting that Gavin van der Linde, the mayor of Morris, a southern Manitoba town, is “furious over what he calls racist comments about aboriginal people in the latest edition of the community newspaper”. The editorial of the Morris Mirror’s current edition (PDF), penned by editor-in-chief Reed Turcotte, also labels Aboriginals and Idle No More activists ”terrorists”. ...

Canadian Progressive World: The day Canada’s white supremacists saluted Stephen Harper

So far, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s ideology-inspired of project of social and political engineering expresses itself most eloquently as the Conservatives’ egregious assault on civil liberties, the metamorphosis of Canada into a petro-state, and militarization of both Canadian society and foreign policy. We’re yet to acknowledge how this project oppresses the “other” while empowering utopian ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Bill C-304 Up For Debate?

According to this site, Storseth’s private member’s bill to repeal Section 13 (the hate-speech provision) of the Canadian Human Rights Act was debated again in the HOC yesterday.  Not a single other mention of it in the MSM that I can find.  The gov. and press are sure keeping this on the down-low. I suspect because they ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: New Government Hate Crime Initiatives Will Outlaw Linking To Hate Speech

 Joe Brean is usually careful about these stories, so though I don’t see where anyone in the gov. has said this explicitly, I will assume he’s got it right re the criminal code enhancements that will offset the repeal of Section 13 of the CHRA: One of the Criminal Code enhancements Mr. Nicholson referred to is ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Corneliu Chisu’s Office Responds

According to the following, The Tory MP’s staffers did not know who Marc Lemire was when they replied to his request for Mr. Chisu’s support re Bill C-304: We respond to individuals who write in to our office, regardless of political affiliation or whether they are a constituent or not; that being said we have no ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Your Daily Nazi: Tory MP’s Office Sends Letter Of Support To White Nationalist Marc Lemire

Here’s the letter: And here’s the source.  And here’s some background on Mr. Lemire, including his wiki entry, from which I quote: “Lemire was the last president of the often violent Heritage Front organization from January 1, 2001 until the organization folded around 2005“.  If Mr. Chisu was living in T.O. back in the mid ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Storseth "Free Speech" Bill Unlikely To Pass

 The story’s claim of all-party criticism of the bill is overblown, as the only Tory they could find to speak out was Senator Nancy Ruth.  Nevertheless, I think Joe Comartin is correct when he says: “The Prime Minister, on more than one occasion, seemed to indicate to the media that he was not in favour ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Your Daily Nazi, Part II: Storseth’s Bill To Empower The Nazis

…due up for a vote in February 2012 or so. So says Kady O’Malley, who writes: …Storseth’s bid to repeal the clause of the CHRA that governs the transmission of “hate messages” by telephone or online is likely to be one of the more contentious private members’ bill to go before the House during the ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Campaign To Repeal Section 13 of Human Rights Act Off To Blistering Start!

After nearly a week, FreeD’s petition on behalf of  MP Brian Storseth’s Bill C-304 (to repeal the Hate Speech clause of the Canadian Human Rights Act) has gathered a whopping 19 signatures.  But numbers don’t tell the whole story. Galactus, Eater of Worlds, has thrown in with the Speechies.  Also Marc Lemire.  August company indeed. (Note: ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Your Daily Nazi: Support Rises For Storseth Private Member’s Bill Among Canadian Neo-Nazis!

 From here: Yeah, its that Paul Fromm.  And of course Heritage Front leader Marc Lemire is down with the repeal as well: Mr. Storseth, you must be so proud.

BigCityLib Strikes Back: My Bad

 Storseth’s private Member’s bill to repeal section 13 of the Human Rights Act (C-304) was indeed introduced Friday.  And it looks like an act, not a mere motion.  I was looking at the wrong order papers.  Here’s a newspaper account.  Several other sections are being mucked about with, but I haven’t had time to figure out ...