“It’s not possible to take a stand against the Canadian Human Rights Commission without also talking a stand against Richard Warman. He has been the plaintiff on half the Section 13 cases in its entire history and on all the Section 13 cases since 2002.
“There are 30 million Canadians yet only one of them uses this law, over and over and over again, which tells you how necessary it is to keeping the Queen’s peace. Section 13 is, in effect, Warman’s Law and the CHRC is Warman’s personal inquisition and the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal is Warman’s very own kangaroo court.”
I realize the Richard Warman lawsuit against Canadian bloggers must be somewhat mysterious to those who haven’t read every word we’ve blogged since around January this year.
Our blog posts about “the Anne Cools business” take up much of Warman’s complaint.
So: here is the (as yet unsued) Steyn, in an older post, raising the same questions we did — and frankly, asking even more provocative ones, which is why he makes the big bucks, — questions which are now getting us taken to court:
The defendant [in yet another Human Rights complaint, and, as it happens, something of a computer expert] Marc Lemire alleges that on September 5th 2003 the plaintiff Richard Warman, under a pseudonym, posted the following message at Lemire’s Freedom Site:
“Cools don’t belong in our Senate
“Not only is Canadian Senator Anne Cools a Negro, she is also an immigrant! And she is also one helluva preachy c*nt. She does NOT belong in my Canada. My Anglo-Germanic people were here before there was a Canada and her kind have jumped in, polluted our race, and forced their bull**** down our throats. Time to go back to when the women n**ger imports knew their place…And that place was NOT in public!”
This message was then used as part of the complaint Richard Warman filed with the CHRC against Marc Lemire, at least until Lemire began inquiring into its provenance, at which point the CHRC mysteriously dropped it from the indictment. (…)
It seems curious that Senator Cools should become a preoccupation of Freedom Site at the very moment when she’d become one of the leading parliamentary opponents of gay marriage. Freedom Site is not exactly renowned as a pro-gay website.
But Richard Warman happens to be a member of EGALE (Equality for Gays And Lesbians Everywhere), which supports same-sex marriage, and his former colleagues at the Canadian Human Rights Commission eventually intervened in the Supreme Court reference on the side of gay marriage rights.
Meanwhile, as Paul Wells [of Macleans magazine] mentions, at the end of August, Senator Cools announced her intention of intervening before the Supreme Court on the question.
A few days later, Mr Warman, under his pseudonym, apparently posts a vicious attack on Senator Cools as a “n**ger import” and “preachy c**t”.
The justification for current and former CHRC investigators posting “hate messages” on websites they’re targeting is that it’s sometimes necessary to their investigation. To the rest of us, it looks like entrapment. But does it in fact go beyond mere entrapment to old-fashioned score-settling?
For making the same observations about a public figure, and asking the same questions about suspicious HRC practices, we are now being sued by Richard Warman.