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Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Sec. 13 Dead…. For Now

NOTE: This is a little screen shot heavy. Be forewarned.

On June 26, Sec. 13 of the Human Rights Act cease to exist. As our friend BCL noted however there is no reason why Sec. 13, which was ruled constitutional by the Supreme Court, can not be brought back by a more enlightened government . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Sec. 13 Dead…. For Now

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: It’s All Over But the Crying: Lemire Loses Appeal

We at ARC believe in serendipity.

Earlier today, a new friend who’s interest in the history of the far right perhaps surpasses out own sent us a link to this document:

The above Masters thesis, published in December of 1997, focuses on the Canadian racist right’s use of the Internet in the 1990s. And featured . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: It’s All Over But the Crying: Lemire Loses Appeal

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Lemire Appeal: Federal Court Fallout

We've been watching how some of folks our readers are familiar with are dealing with the failed Marc Lemire appeal. Take Lemire's former Heritage Front compatriot Louis Morin:

However it didn't take too long for Marc Lemire himself, the subject of Morin's concern, to comment on the Federal Court's ruling on his appeal himself.

Suffice . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Lemire Appeal: Federal Court Fallout

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Tremaine Contempt Appeal Update

Terry Tremaine filed two documents last month regarding his appeal of the contempt sentence he received as a result of willfully ignoring the provisions of the Human Rights Tribunal decision. Since his previous attorney Doug Christie shuffled off his mortal coil Tremaine has hired an attorney based in Regina and looks to be trying to . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Tremaine Contempt Appeal Update

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Lemire Cries Uncle

We figure we’ll go right to the source in this one:

Marc Lemire throws in the towel

It was only a matter of time after the Supreme Court unanimously upheld civil law controls on hate speech as constitutional in the Whatcott case, but Marc Lemire has finally admitted that his parallel attack on the Canadian . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Lemire Cries Uncle

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Lemire Appeal Dismissed

Marc Lemire…. well…. why don’t we just let you, our dear readers, take a look for yourselves:

Here’s an unsolicited tip. You request a stay? Might be helpful to include some evidence.

Sort of like we did regarding Lemire’s affiliation with (and later leadership of) the Heritage Front.

“Marc Lemire: Summary . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Lemire Appeal Dismissed

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: And the Basis For the Lemire Appeal Is….

…. sort of pathetic.

For those readers who don’t have fantastic eyesight, here it is broken down:

We’ve said it before here and we’ll say it again.

Gotta love public documents. . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: And the Basis For the Lemire Appeal Is….

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Marc Lemire is Appealing

Well, not appealing in any physical sense of the word. Let’s face it, the dude should lay off the French crullers.

No, Marc Lemire, former member and the last leader of the Heritage Front (despite his denial) is appealing the recent decision concerning the constitutionality of the Canadian Human Rights Act. BCL beat us . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Marc Lemire is Appealing

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: June 2012 Bits and Bites

Bernie Farber wrote an excellent article on Richard Warman yesterday regarding his campaign against cyber hate and the resulting vitriol directed at him as a result:

Vilified Internet hate crusader was the real hero

Friday, June 22, 2012 By Bernie Farber, The Ottawa Citizen

With the repeal this month of Section 13 of the . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: June 2012 Bits and Bites

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Arthur Topham Arrested

Not sure of the details, but boneheads are claiming online that Arthur Topham was arrested this past Wednesday:

Arthur Topham, publisher of the Radical Press website, was arrested on May 16, 2012, at 11:30 am on the Barkerville Highway near Quesnel, B.C., put in handcuffs and taken to jail. Apparently, Arthur’s home had been staked . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Arthur Topham Arrested

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: And the saga of Terry Tremaine continues

We are shocked! Shocked!

Terry Tremaine's lawyer (Christie we presume) thinks that the crown should just forget the whole thing and let Tremaine continue disparaging Jews and other minorities.

Well, they don't come out and say that exactly, but we're simply considering what must be the logical conclusion. Defence wants charges stayed in online hatred . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: And the saga of Terry Tremaine continues