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Marc Lemire Case: the latest attack on Freedom of Speech by the Canadian Human Rights Commission

 

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I had a long conversation with Marc Lemire on Wednesday evening, December 19, 2012.

For those not familiar with his name, Marc Lemire is the one and only man to ever win a case against the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC). Until Lemire was hauled before this Kangaroo Court the Canadian Human Rights Commission had a 100% conviction rate.

It’s really not that hard when the Truth is no defense and the “judge” can disallow any evidence you present without justifying that action.

Anyway, there was a development in his case this week that does not bode well for the Rights and Freedoms of ALL Canadians. Marc Lemire just happens to be the person being terrorised in this particular manner today.

It is important to remember a few things about Marc Lemire’s case.

1. As soon as Marc Lemire was made aware of the complaints against him, he removed the “offending material” from his website.

2. Despite the “offending material” being removed from the internet, the CHRC refused to drop the case against Mr. Lemire.

3. Repeated attempts by Marc Lemire and his lawyer Barbara Kulaszka at mediation with the CHRC was refused. This wasn’t about “remediation” as the law says, but about silencing individuals with whom the CHRC disagrees.

4. Marc Lemire was found “guilty” of a single infraction. That infraction was for a post on his website that he did NOT create, and contained an article written by an American author. Marc Lemire had nothing to do with the “offending” post, other than to host the website it was on.

5. The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal in Marc Lemire’s case admitted that Section 13 of the Human Rights Act is unconstitutional.

6. The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal in Marc Lemire’s case refused to administer the penalty against him because they knew it was unconstitutional.

7. The Canadian Parliament has already repealed Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act. It is waiting for the Canadian Senate to pass it as well, which will happen early this coming year, and then Section 13 will be repealed.

Marc Lemire – Censored by the Canadian Human Rights Commission

8. Despite all these facts, the boneheads at the CHRC are now pushing for a lifetime BAN on Marc Lemire’s Freedom of Speech while they still can.

They’re desperate to implement their ban on Marc Lemire while this atrocious law is still on the books.

Once Lemire is stripped of his Freedom of Speech by a federal court order, it won’t matter if Section 13 is repealed or ruled unconstitutional. The lifetime ban will still apply.

That is wrong on so many levels I don’t even know where to begin.

Marc Lemire is now battling for his (and OUR) Right to Freedom of Speech on two fronts.

First, at the Federal Court of Appeals, where he is appealing the finding of Justice Mosley. Mosley found that Section 13 was constitutional, but that Section 54 (the penalty clause) was not.

It’s an absurd decision and one that Marc Lemire is fighting to overturn with his appeal. Lemire has also filed a 240 page motion to the Federal Court of Appeals requesting a stay of the earlier Federal Court ruling so the CHRC cannot issue a lifetime speech ban against him.

Second, at the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, where Lemire will fight the proposed lifetime ban.

If Freedom of Speech is important to you, then please give generously to Marc Lemire’s Legal Defense Fund. He desperately needs your help as he fights for the Right to Freedom of Speech for ALL Canadians.

You can donate with your check via Canada Post, payable to:

Marc Lemire
Attn: Free Speech Legal Defence Fund
762 Upper James St, Suite 384
Hamilton, ON  L9C 3A2

If you would prefer to give online, please send your donation via PayPal.

Anyone giving $50 or more to Marc Lemire’s Legal Defense Fund will receive a digital copy of Lemire’s book Dismantling Tyranny.

 

Remember… The choice is Free Speech or Approved Speech.  If Marc Lemire loses this case, Canadians will forever be subjected to “Approved Speech” by minions of The State.

That’s not the kind of Canada I want to live in, and I hope you feel the same.  Support Marc Lemire’s fight for OUR Right to Freedom of Speech without government intervention.

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About Christopher di Armani

Christopher di Armani is a freelance writer and filmmaker who resides in Lytton, BC, Canada, with his wife Lynda, their dog Koda and cat, Goofball. Christopher is a strong believer in the most basic of individual human rights, the right of free speech and the right of self defense, which includes the corollary right to acquire, possess and use the tools necessary to exercise those rights. Christopher strives to awaken the passion for liberty that exists inside every person. It is this passion that motivates him in every aspect of his life.

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