and says a few words about The Guy Who Is Suing Us:
I think the PMO should have insisted that the CJC should have stripped the award from its last recipient, Richard Warman, before the PM accepted it. Warman, as readers of this blog (and Shakedown) will know, is Canada’s most litigious censor.
He censors libraries; he threatens to sue anyone who embarrasses him (literally dozens of his opponents); he is the most frequent complainant under the section 13 censorship provision of the CHRA.
That’s odious enough. But just two months ago, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal made a legal finding of fact that Warman wasn’t just a prolific complainer — he was also a prolific disseminator of hate speech, himself, especially anti-Semitic hate speech.
Warman joins neo-Nazi groups like Stormfront and Vanguard, goes onto their websites in neo-Nazi drag, and spews his bigotry hundreds and hundreds of times. This was known to the CJC when they gave him the Hayes award in 2007 — what a disgrace. But even after the CHRT’s ruling this March that Warman was disreputable for having done so, the CJC has not yet stripped Warman of the award.