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Free Dominion faces possible Human Rights attack

Posted on 07/18/2007 9:48:39 PM PDT by Reform Canada

It appears someone has launched a complaint against free dominion with the Canadian Human rights tribunal.

http://www.freedominion.ca/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=84457


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KEYWORDS: canada; freedominion; freepers; homosexualagenda; humanrightstribunal; nau; northamericanunion
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http://www.freedominion.ca/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=84929&start=30
 
Sign the Letter of Support
http://socon-or-bust.blogspot.com/2007/08/sign-letter-of-support.html

Social Conservatives United
News & Action Notice
_______________________________________

Greetings everyone,

As many of you know or should know, the Canadian Human Right Commission has received a complaint from a liberal feminist professor against FreeDominion.ca, the most popular conservative discussion board in the country. The complaint is lodged for so-called "hate speech" and centers around a flyer that has since been uploaded to the internet which is very critical of Islamic extremists. The flyer makes the distinction three times between normal Muslims and Islamic extremists. If you do view the flyer, please be aware that it is very graphic (it shows a decapitated Christian girl who was victim to Islamic extremists).

Whatever its contents, however, in no way does the flyer even come close to promoting hatred. It is controversial. It is politically incorrect. But it is not hatred.

Unfortunately, this misguided liberal professor is attempting to silence legitimate criticism and is targetting one of the most important websites in the country to do it.

This is very, very serious folks. VERY SERIOUS.

I am helping out the board owners on a couple of ventures in their defense. One of them is to set up a letter of support for Free Dominion against the complaint. It can be accessed here.

The details of the complaint can be found here.
...

Please take the time to 1) check out the website 2) sign the petition and 2) SPREAD THE WORD through your e-mail lists and facebook contacts and groups.

It is critical that we show support for free speech because if we do not, we will be heading into even darker times than any of us could have ever imagined.

"If freedom of speech is taken away then, dumb and silent, we may be lead like sheep to the slaughter." (George Washington, 1732-1799, First President of the USA)

Regards,

John Pacheco
Social Conservatives United

www.socon.ca
http://socon-or-bust.blogspot.com/

301 posted on 08/01/2007 9:50:44 AM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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To: backhoe

What's Happening

The popular conservative discussion board, FreeDominion.ca, is under attack by the so-called Canadian "Human Rights" Commission, for the alleged (and totally bogus) complaint of "hate speech". Canadians are rising up against this encroachment on our basic human right to freedom of speech. Join the fight for your country!

Planned Rallies

  • Alberta - details forthcoming.

  • Ottawa - details forthcoming

© Copyright Grassroots Action Canada 2007. All Rights Reserved.


DECLARATION OF SUPPORT
http://www.grassroots-action.ca/support.html

SIGN THE PETITION
http://www.gopetition.com/online/13612.html

302 posted on 08/01/2007 7:15:51 PM PDT by NorthernRight (Liberalism is a mental disorder - Socialism is a mental illness!)
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To: NorthernRight; All
Repeat:

DECLARATION OF SUPPORT
http://www.grassroots-action.ca/support.html

SIGN THE PETITION
http://www.gopetition.com/online/13612.html

303 posted on 08/02/2007 8:25:34 AM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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 Bloggers Unite Behind Mark and Connie
The Right Side
With Doug Aldridge
www.therightside.ca
August 1, 2007

Bogus Correctoid Human Rights Commission Attack on Free Dominion:
Bloggers Unite Behind Mark and Connie

304 posted on 08/02/2007 12:26:57 PM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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To: Reform Canada

Host the site in the United States?


305 posted on 08/02/2007 12:28:01 PM PDT by Munson
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To: Munson

It is hosted in the USA


306 posted on 08/02/2007 6:05:50 PM PDT by Reform Canada (Kyoto=>More Unemployment=>More Poverty=>More Homeless=>More Crime=>More Rape & Murder)
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To: backhoe; All
Mark Fournier
Free Dominion
August 3, 2007

Gentes/CHRC withdraw complaint against Free Dominion


Moments ago, we received another letter from the Canadian Human Rights Commission, dated August 1, 2007, informing us that Marie-Line Gentes has withdrawn her complaint against Free Dominion and requested that the CRHC take no further action against us.

I would like to thank Ms. Gentes for making this move and will assume her motives for doing so were honourable.

The meat of the letter reads:

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Summary of Complaint

1. The issue in this complaint is whether the respondent communicated or caused to be communicated, by way of the Internet, material that is likely to expose a person or persons to hatred or contempt on the basis of religion, race, national or ethnic origin and sexual orientation.

Background to Complaint

2. The complainant alleges that the respondent has communticated or caused to be communicated discriminatory material on www.freedominion.ca Free Dominion is a Canadian website that was inspired by Free Republic in the United States. It is described as a Canadian conservative news forum for the discussion of conservative philosophy and activism. The founders of the site are Mark Fournier and Connie Wilkins.

Request to Withdraw Complaint

3. On July 17th and 23rd 2007, the complainant contacted the Commission advising that she wanted to withdraw her complaint.

Recommendation

4. It is recommeded, pursuant to paragraph 44(3)(b) of the Canadian Human Rights Act, that the Commission take no further proceedings in the complaint because the complainant has asked to withdraw the complaint.

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Also included was a cover letter asking us to take note of the fact that Investigative branch of the CHRC will be recommending that the Commission not proceed with this case.

It is said that the best victory is in the battle you don't have to fight. This show of strength by people from across Canada - and from beyond our borders - has stopped this battle before it had to be fought. Because all things with the CHRC are political, either Ms. Gentes or the Commission, or both, have decided that an attack at this time on Free Dominion is a political bridge too far.

We have all won an important battle here today and we should take what we can from the lessons we have learned.

These above-the-law organizations are not omnipotent.

The glaring light of public exposure is toxic to these groups.

The internet gives people a means of defense because it can be used as a source of light.

There are many more lessons that could be listed, and I look forward to reading some of them while I pop a cold one. Very Happy

Congratulations to all!
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http://www.freedominion.ca/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=1029167#1029167

307 posted on 08/03/2007 12:52:36 PM PDT by NorthernRight (Liberalism is a mental disorder - Socialism is a mental illness!)
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To: NorthernRight
Many thanks- I was just going to post this-- reading on FD now.

Great news, but my friends Up Nawth really need to put the heat on their representatives to rein in or abolish these high-handed, unaccountable commissions once and for all.

Thumbs up, nonetheless!

308 posted on 08/03/2007 1:28:56 PM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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To: NorthernRight; GMMAC; Pikamax; Former Proud Canadian; Alberta's Child; headsonpikes; Ryle; ...
Great news, FReedom lovers!!!

Gentes/CHRC withdraw complaint against Free Dominion!

Congratulations Mark and Connie!!!

309 posted on 08/03/2007 4:28:03 PM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: fanfan
> Free Dominion is a Canadian website that was inspired by Free Republic in the United States.

The Horror! The Horror!

310 posted on 08/03/2007 4:46:44 PM PDT by dinasour (Pajamahadeen, SnowFlake, and Eeevil Doer.)
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To: fanfan
Congratulations, Free Dominion!
311 posted on 08/03/2007 4:51:20 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: dinasour

LOL!


312 posted on 08/03/2007 5:01:39 PM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; backhoe; GMMAC; All

The Internet really helped put the pressure on these busybodies.

Thanks Algore!

;-)


313 posted on 08/03/2007 5:03:48 PM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: fanfan

Fabulous news. Thanks for reporting.


314 posted on 08/03/2007 5:23:06 PM PDT by Gabz (Don't tell my mom I'm a lobbyist, she thinks I'm a piano player in a whorehouse)
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To: fanfan
Good News indeed Free Dominion!
315 posted on 08/03/2007 5:25:27 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: Gabz; SandRat

Isn’t it wonderful when common sense prevails?

:-)


316 posted on 08/03/2007 5:32:11 PM PDT by fanfan ("We don't start fights my friends, but we finish them, and never leave until our work is done."PMSH)
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To: fanfan

Well done FD!


317 posted on 08/03/2007 6:00:38 PM PDT by 2111USMC
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To: fanfan; All
"I would like to thank Ms. Gentes for making this move and will assume her motives for doing so were honourable."

Mark Fournier is being way more gracious than is deserved by the complainant IMHO. An 'honourable' person (let alone an alleged academic 'professional' such as Marie-Line Gentes) would never have lodged such a bogus and disreputable 'complaint' in the first place.

And nobody should assume that the scumbags running CHRC are going to pretend this never happened, they'll be watching: you can bet the rent on that.

Nevertheless, it is good to see the politically correct imbeciles handed their arse once in a while.

Nice work!
318 posted on 08/04/2007 12:05:43 AM PDT by mkjessup (Jan 20, 2009 - "We Don't Know. Where Rudy Went. Just Glad He's Not. The President. Burma Shave.")
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To: mkjessup
And nobody should assume that the scumbags running CHRC are going to pretend this never happened, they'll be watching: you can bet the rent on that.

Exactly. FD will now be on the list for ever more at the CHRC as having a complain lodged against it and it will be drawn from if there is another.

319 posted on 08/04/2007 7:26:24 PM PDT by styky (All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor)
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To: styky

BUMP!


320 posted on 08/04/2007 10:12:19 PM PDT by Publius6961 (MSM: Israelis are killed by rockets; Lebanese are killed by Israelis.)
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To: styky; All
FD will now be on the list for ever more at the CHRC as having a complaint lodged against it and it will be drawn from if there is another.

You can be sure the little commissars are waiting for another opportunity:
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[happily borrowed and edited for greater accuracy from the 'official' CHRC website - mkj :)]
321 posted on 08/04/2007 11:00:03 PM PDT by mkjessup (Jan 20, 2009 - "We Don't Know. Where Rudy Went. Just Glad He's Not. The President. Burma Shave.")
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Connie/Breakenridge interview - 9:30 EST [ 1, 2 ] --"She got served a complaint for something she didn't write, on behalf of someone who's rights weren't violated".
 
Gates of Vienna salutes FD
 
BT's: Not enough balls to support FD

322 posted on 08/07/2007 4:00:02 AM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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To: backhoe

Here’s the audio:

Did we ever find out if those of us who couldn’t get the feed can get an archive of the show?

Interview audio is up here:

http://no-libs.com/?p=1922


323 posted on 08/07/2007 8:47:37 AM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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http://www.freedominion.ca/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=85209&start=285
 
I was listening to a speaker on TVO this weekend.
His name was Christopher Hitchens and he is absolutely passionate about free speech.
He delivers an amazing speech and gets the attention of his audience fast.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZOck_bDb0JA
 
HT:justanothervoice

324 posted on 08/07/2007 11:26:26 AM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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We just launched a website for the 2007 Western BBQ in Support of Free Speech. Come on over and check it out!

http://members.shaw.ca/bbq2007/
 
Good news to all lurkers without FD Accounts, you too can come to the BBQ!
Website launched for Red Deer BBQ! Have a look! [ 1 ... 3, 4, 5 ]
 
Here's where we stand at this hour. We've managed to secure what might be the best local opportunity close to town that allows camping.

The event will be held at Central Park Community Hall immediately outside Red Neck Deer's northern boundry. It's a rural gathering of acerage homes in the country where the people have close bonds and a strong sense of community. My ex and I once looked at buying a home for sale there.

There's a hall with full kitchen, washrooms, the usual. The grounds allow for camping and RV's. There's a new playground for children and a picnic shelter. There's also a area set up for barbecue - sort of mandatory in Alberta.

The community is about five minutes from Red Neck Deer and maybe 15 minutes from Sylvan Lake via either #11 or #11A west. RedDog World Headquarters on the river clear downtown is only 10 minutes. Within 6 to 7 minutes is WalMart, Canadian Tire, Sobeys, Safeway, Save On Foods, Shoppers Drug Mart, etc. - basically anything anyone might need in a pinch is clustered around the Gaetz & 67th intersection.

We have minor details to work out, such as when precisely we would take the keys, etc. I'm also in touch with a couple of local hotels who are clients of our firm in pursuit of a hotel deal for attendees. Here's a general idea of the location:

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
 

325 posted on 08/08/2007 10:13:20 AM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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To: backhoe

I wonder if the complaint would have been withdrawn if the Liberals were in change in Ottawa. Perhaps the people Harper has put into this department put a quite stop to such a bogus complaint.


326 posted on 08/15/2007 7:27:01 PM PDT by Reform Canada (Kyoto=>More Unemployment=>More Poverty=>More Homeless=>More Crime=>More Rape & Murder)
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Here we go, again, with suppression of free speech:

Richard Warman attacks free speech, Free Dominion BREAKING [ 1, 2, 3, 4 ] --So, the way this braying jackass sees it, by providing a forum for others to exercise free speech, you're guilty of libel and slander, even though none of these comments are attributable to you?
 
WOW!... this news has been picked up in the blogosphere ALREADY!!

http://nonpartisans.ca/
 
It's at Kathy Shaidle's blog now...

http://www.fivefeetoffury.com/:entry:fivefeet-2007-09-19-0006/
 
Ottawa lawyer Richard Warman has become the bete noire of Canada's ne0-Nazis, writes Don Butler. "...he's a "professional complainer" and "devious character" who suppresses their freedom of speech."
 
 

327 posted on 09/19/2007 4:34:54 AM PDT by backhoe (Just a Merry-Hearted Keyboard PirateBoy, plunderin’ his way across the WWW…)
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--more--

Below is a link to a speech made by Warman to the ARA describing how he attacks the people that he goes after. It's kind of chilling.

This speech has already been used as evidence in a court case:

http://www.freedominion.ca/images/warman_speech.pdf

328 posted on 09/19/2007 4:37:42 AM PDT by backhoe (Just a Merry-Hearted Keyboard PirateBoy, plunderin’ his way across the WWW…)
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Our sister site is now "a forum in exile" in Panama:

 Welcome to Panama! [ 1, 2 ]

329 posted on 02/12/2008 11:05:12 AM PST by backhoe (Just a Merry-Hearted Keyboard PirateBoy, plunderin’ his way across the WWW…)
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The enemies of free speech are on the march (Part 9)
 
G&M: Free speech has to be for everyone --we are a nation of cowerers and wimps. We'd rather censor speech than allow feelings to be hurt.
 
Harper government wimps out in free speech fight
 
Keep nasty speech free

330 posted on 02/12/2008 11:05:50 AM PST by backhoe (Just a Merry-Hearted Keyboard PirateBoy, plunderin’ his way across the WWW…)
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