“That [Justice Department] memo caused a buzz on my own website, spiking traffic, and not just from outraged readers (including appalled conservatives and Conservatives). Judging from my visitor statistics, plenty of folks in Parliament, the Justice Department, the Federal Court of Canada and various human rights commissions were very interested in the public reaction the memo got — including that it got a public reaction at all. I understand that Blazing Catfur, who has done a particularly good job at rebutting the junk law in that memo, has received a spike in nervous visitors from both the Justice Department and the CHRC, too.
“But the memo (which you can read here if you have the stomach) has caused a ruckus bigger than the blogosphere. I have had two reporters — who haven’t reported on HRCs before — e-mail me to get background on the memo. One reporter — to his credit! — didn’t even believe the memo was real, asking me for corroboration that it wasn’t a ‘forged document’. That’s exactly how I reacted to so many of the insane details about the CHRC when I first encountered them: I simply didn’t believe they were real.”