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Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Topham Launches Charter Challenge

As expected after his conviction on one count of promoting hatred, Arthur Topham has launched his expected Charter challenge:

B.C. man convicted of promoting hate on web to challenge law in court todayCanada’s Criminal Code provisions out of step with internet reality, Arthur Topham’s supporters sayBy Betsy Trumpener, CBC News      Posted: Sep 30, . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Topham Launches Charter Challenge

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Turd Polishing During Topham Trial: Paulie Interviews David Lindsay

During the Topham hate crimes trial the ended in Arthur Topham's conviction, Paulie provided nearly daily updates, both written and video, though it should also be noted that these same updates also carried a wee bit of spin. In one of the write-up… . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Turd Polishing During Topham Trial: Paulie Interviews David Lindsay

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Topham Hate Crime Trial: Week One

This past week saw the long awaited Arthur Topham hate crime trial. For years Topham had posted blood libel screeds against the Jewish people on his website RadicalPress and despite the trial he continues to do so. A few years back a criminal complaint against him was made, he was arrested, and…. well…. here we . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Topham Hate Crime Trial: Week One

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: A Response to Fromm’s Condemnation of the Canadian Flag

Fifty years ago today, the Canadian Parliament adopted this as our nation's national flag:

While there certainly was a significant debate at the time, since the adoption of the current flag most Canadians surveyed have supported it as an appropriate symbol for the country. Well, not everyone: This isn't exactly new. Paulie has this particular . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: A Response to Fromm’s Condemnation of the Canadian Flag

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Terry Tremaine Now Serving Contempt Sentence

As one of our readers pointed out, Terry Tremaine isn’t serving time because of hate speech posted online. He’s serving time for contempt, something our friend and frequent, frustrated, reader Tomasz Winnicki is himself intimately aware of.

That fact hasn’t stopped Fromm from engaging in a bit of online histrionics:

Uh, no Andrew Heck. All . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Terry Tremaine Now Serving Contempt Sentence

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: A Bad Day For Terry: Tremaine Looses Appeal

Last we heard Terry Tremaine was appealing his contempt of court conviction.

Today, he learned that he was going straight to jail.

Do not pass go.

Do not collect $200.00

Ex-university teacher who posted racist messages headed for jailCBC News Posted: Sep 10, 2014 2:32 PM CT Last Updated: Sep 10, 2014 2:32 PM CTA . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: A Bad Day For Terry: Tremaine Looses Appeal

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Southern Ontario Skins: A Cast of Stooges Part VII

It would appear that McKee's Blood & Honour and Hynes' Southern Ontario "Skinheads" have decided to continue their little spat on our blog. Truth be told, we are more than pleased to facilitate their intellectual jousting, though referring to the bluff and bluster as "intellectual" might be to stretch the meaning of the word:

Ah, . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Southern Ontario Skins: A Cast of Stooges Part VII

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: April Legal Notes

This really isn’t in any way intended to be a comprehensive article. We just thought we would share some information on the legal front.

First, the deadline for Marc Lemire to seek leave to appeal to the Supreme Court (re: the Federal Court of Appeal’s decision) was on April 1. However, word is that he . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: April Legal Notes

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: 20 Years of Paulie

We’re still working our project to document the early history of the modern racist movement in Canada (focusing on the years between 1960 and 1999 primarily and paying special attention to the Heritage Front, Western Guard Party, and Edmund Burke Society, though any photos, newspaper clippings, letters, or documents would be a welcome addition to . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: 20 Years of Paulie

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Terry Tremaine Starting to Play Nice?

A visit to Tremaine’s website now features the following:That’s all well and good, but there appears to be a lot more that should be removed in order to be in compliance.It’s a start, though it looks to us to be just a start.But consider how many years… . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Terry Tremaine Starting to Play Nice?

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Tremaine Going to Jail

It's either 30 days or six months depending on if Terry decides to play nice. We're trying to see if we can get the reaction from the bonehead community and their supporters (if we do, we'll add it to this article later) but until then here… . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Tremaine Going to Jail

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Paulie Clears Up Tremaine Story

You know, this might come as a huge shock to our readers, but the fine folks at Free Dominion don't seem to like us very much.

We know! We can't believe it either!

Not long ago they took issue with a recent article posted on this blog, particularly the part where we gently suggested that . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Paulie Clears Up Tremaine Story

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Free Dominion Cheer For the Nazi. Again

Last night we noticed that there was a new update concerning Terry Tremaine on CBC: Terry Tremaine no longer facing charges over alleged online activity CBC News Posted: Oct 16, 2012 6:05 PM CST A Regina judge has stayed a charge against Terry Tremaine, who was accused of continuing to post hate speech online in . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Free Dominion Cheer For the Nazi. Again

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Terry Tremaine: Dumb. Very Dumb.

On Monday we had suggested that we would likely learn what Terry Tremaine's sentence for contempt would be, however that obviously didn't happen.

Today we learned a possible reason for the delay:

Read more » . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Terry Tremaine: Dumb. Very Dumb.

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Terry Tremaine: Judgement Day October 9, 2012

Any bets on the sentencing tomorrow?

This writer thinks Tremaine will get time, but others figure he might get as much as 9 months, much like another bonehead sentenced for contempt (hi Tommy).

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Warman On Tremaine

Yesterday, the a Saskatchewan court threw out hate crime charges against National Socialist Party of Canada leader Terry Tremaine because his case took too long to get to trial. Richard Warman, who was instrumental in bringing the charges against Tremaine, commented as follows this morning on his website: Is criminal law the answer to hate propaganda? The . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Warman On Tremaine

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Hate Speech Charges Stayed Against Tremaine

One of the justifications given by the Conservative government for the repeal of Se. 13 of the Human Rights Act was that it was, in effect, redundant. Hate speech law were already found in the criminal code, thus the criminal code should be used to fight hate speech.

We here and many elsewhere have discussed . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Hate Speech Charges Stayed Against Tremaine

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Topham Update and Tremaine Follow-Up

Sort of a short post but Doug Christie, in his latest newsletter, has announced when the Topham case take place:

Christie also discussed information pertaining to the Tremaine case, much of which is already known:

More later, but for now we’re enjoying the summer weather. . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Topham Update and Tremaine Follow-Up

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Paulie Shows His Hand on Section 319

Well, it's not as if we didn't know this already. When the Conservatives voted to remove Sec. 13 from the Human Rights Act, they justified it in part because of the existence of Section 319 of the Criminal Code (in layman's terms, the hate crimes law) which they claimed was more appropriate when dealing . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Paulie Shows His Hand on Section 319

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Tremaine Allowed to Post on Stormfront for "Research" Purposes

Sometimes we look at the decisions made by the judiciary and shake our heads in wonder.

And not in a good way. White supremacist can seek help online in attempt to prove racist claims: court Adrian Humphreys Jul 3, 2012 – 11:14 PM ET Facing charges for online hate speech, a Regina neo-Nazi leader has . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Tremaine Allowed to Post on Stormfront for "Research" Purposes

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: "Not a Nazi" Willis Cleared in Assault Case

First of all, holy crap! You mean to tell us that it took this long to come to trail and reach any kind of verdict? William "Willis" Miettinen is the shirtless dude (hell,he's pretty much always shirtless for some reason) seigheiling with Robert Reitmeier, Terry Tremaine,John Marleau, Chris Waters (big guy wearing thewhite tent) . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: "Not a Nazi" Willis Cleared in Assault Case

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Response to the Demise of Sec. 13 in "Maclean’s"

Earlier today, we were contacted by "Maclean's" and asked about our take on the demise of Sec. 13. We responded as follows:

We think that the government was incredibly short sighted in their decision to eliminate Sec. 13. It was a useful and cost-effective tool in the effort to eliminate some very vile, hateful, . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Response to the Demise of Sec. 13 in "Maclean’s"

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Sentencing For Terry Tremaine Set

Paul Fromm has been complaining about the delays. I assume then that he is happy about this.

FURTHER TO the decision of the Federal Court of Appeal (2011 FCA 297) finding Mr. Tremaine in contempt and remitting the matter to the Federal Court judge for sentencing, and various case management conferences;             THIS COURT ORDERS . . . → Read More: Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: Sentencing For Terry Tremaine Set