“On the 25th, commission staff, as well as a frequent complainant, will be cross-examined on whether they have used assumed names to plant hate messages or entrap other posters on websites and message forums under investigation.
“Earlier this year, Martin introduced private member’s motion M-446 to cut Subsection 13(1)–the thought crimes provision– of the Canadian Human Rights Act. He recognizes, however, that is only a first step. He thinks all the activities of the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) have to be examined, not just the controversial subsection that allows the CHRC to investigate speech that may be likely to expose a person or group to contempt of hatred.
“Martin thinks an investigation is necessary ‘to make sure that they have not wandered far from their original mandate, as I would claim, but that they are serving the public interest and Canadians’ human rights, not the trampling all over them, which I would maintain that they are.'”