“Friends, until I received this information, I thought the complaint was about me. How selfish I was! Me, me, me — that was all I could talk about! I couldn’t go a day without bitching about my nearly $100,000 legal fees; or complaining about the 800 days I’ve been under the stigma of this prosecution; or whining about ‘freedom this’ or ‘due process that.’
“I see now that this is much bigger than me. It’s about putting bread on the table for fifteen hungry families. In the Alberta economy (unemployment rate: 3.3%) if these government bureaucrats couldn’t prosecute me for a living, they might actually have to venture out from their 30 hour a week public sector union jobs and do some respectable work…”
“I’ve written a lot about the corrupt Canadian Human Rights Commission. But Alberta’s HRC is just as nutty. It answers not to the provincial justice minister, but to the province’s Culture and Community Spirit ministry. That’s funny and sad at the same time.
“Why not show your community spirit and send a note to Lindsay Blackett, the freshman MLA elected just two months ago, who is now minister of this portfolio. His biography looks surprisingly normal for a politician — he coaches sports, and before becoming a politician, he sold electronics. In other words, he doesn’t come from the grievance industry. He’s also Black, living in a very white neighbourhood of Calgary. Which means he knows Albertans aren’t bigoted and in need of a human rights commission to tell them how to behave. Otherwise, how could he have won his riding so handily? And Blackett isn’t beholden to any ethno-politics for his victory.
“Blackett is only two months on the job, so I doubt he’s had a chance to become well-briefed on this file. I think it’s time we sent him some correspondence to help bring him up to speed, don’t you?
“You can e-mail him here.”