June 3, 2008
The Honourable Robert Nicholson, P.C., Q.C.,
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
105 East Block – House of Commons
Ottawa, ON K1A 0A6
tel: 613-995-1547 fax: 613-992-7910
Dear Mr. Nicholson,
I hope this letter finds you well and in good health. As you are well aware, Maclean’s magazine is now appearing before one of the nation’s provincial kangaroo kourts in British Columbia. In a short time, it will be forced to appear in front of the federal one which is under your jurisdiction in the Department of Justice.
Mr. Justice Minister, I do not understand why the government of Canada is supporting these so-called “human rights” commissions. Their arrogant presumption to having the moral authority to censor the political views of the citizens of Canada is quite astonishing. What is even worse is their flagrant abuse of the whole process, not to mention the fraudulent and likely criminal practices in investigating, interrogating, and prosecuting the citizens of Canada. It borders on obscenity.
Another outrage is the conduct of the Attorney General’s Office which is directly under your supervision. How any lawyer can have the audacity to state that the “truth is no defense” in these star chamber tribunals really does boggle the mind. And yet, that’s exactly what the Attorney General’s Office wrote in a legal brief in response to the constitutional challenges in the Warman v. Lemire case. I am not sure what levels of remedial coherency are required to represent the government in either the human rights commissions or the Attorney General’s Office, but I respectfully submit that it is far too low. Or maybe there’s some heavy hallucinatory drugs involved in what they’re doing. I simply have no idea.
These practices, of which your Department is a direct party to, are an affront to every Canadian who believes in the inalienable right to freedom of speech. Whether it wants to admit it or not, the Canadian Human Rights Commission is acting like a bully by attempting to squash criticism of Islam because some feelings were hurt or because somebody, somewhere was offended. Is any criticism of Islam tolerated by the government of Canada, or can we continue to expect the Inquisitors from the Canadian Religious Authority to prosecute citizens of Canada for voicing a criticism of “that religion which must not be offended”? I must honestly ask the Conservative government if it is taking direction from the citizens of Canada or the King of Saudi Arabia instead. I honestly don’t know anymore.
But this is what I do know. If the Minister of Justice for Canada is not willing to stand for free speech anywhere, anytime, against anyone, then the Minister of Justice does not deserve to be representing the citizens of Canada in such a capacity, let alone as a Member of Parliament for a democratic state. On the assumption that you even do support us, if you are trying to figure out when to speak out, where to speak out, or how to speak out on such a vital issue to the future of this country, then I say in all honesty and sincerity: there’s something wrong with you.
Before anything else, you are supposed to be defending our freedoms and real Canadian values – values that were bought and paid for on the fields of Flanders not the manufactured ones that serve the perpetually aggrieved communities to which your government is shamelessly pandering. At the very least, you should not be siding with the fraudulent thugs at the HRCs and the fools in your own Department who say that “truth is no defense”. Whatever trick you’re using to sleep at night as Canadian citizens are being financially and emotionally raped and pillaged by these Star Chamber Tribunals would give Somenex a good run for its money, I have no doubt.
The blogosphere will be watching very closely to see if you send some “truth is no defense” lawyer from the Attorney General’s office to the Federal Star Chamber’s Inquisition of Canada’s National magazine, Macleans. The blogosphere hopes the Department of Justice lives up to its name and does not honour these proceedings with a representative from the Government of Canada. Don’t let us and the citizens of Canada down, Mr. Justice Minister.
We’re watching you.
Yours very truly,
Social Conservatives United