“We say it’s not,” de Valk said. “It’s contrary to the law of God, it’s contrary to the law of nature; therefore, we will never accept it.”He characterizes the human rights complaint as part of a “campaign of harassment” by gay activists against his magazine.
The Canadian Human Rights Commission, meanwhile, says it can’t comment on the specifics of this case.
Natalie Dagenais, director for the investigation division of the commission, says it sometimes takes a lot of time to deal with difficult cases.
Dagenais says when dealing with a typical case, the commission can deliver a ruling in up to nine months. Cases that require more time may require in-depth investigation, she says.
“There are a number of factors among others that could actually delay a file and make it go over the six to nine months average that we see in terms of investigations,” she adds. (Source)
Because drumming up business is very hard for the CHRC, they need to extend the man-hours on each and every complaint which is seen as the golden egg which keeps the industry rolling along.
That’s why it takes years for HRC cases to slither along through the system until a decision is made.
For a $5000 buck-a-roo penalty, it could conceivably cost the government over $1M and several hundred thousand dollars for the defendant. That kind of return is rather obscene even if it is a government program.
Still, you have to wonder what kind of moral authority these Star Chambers have anymore. Any decision which comes down against any respondent now will only ignite a larger backlash. What happens when Steyn or Levant are found “guilty”? What will happen when Catholic Insight is hauled before their proceedings? None of it will be pretty. Tensions are going to rise with every successive “guilty verdict” until the situation reaches a critical mass.
It’s amazing to see such an elitist and cult-like organization issuing such political fatwas without considering the ramifications of what it will mean to the political stability of this country.