Since Canada’s censor in chief Jennifer Lynch just admitted that she has a file on those of us who dare to question the Human Rights Commission, Jay Currie and other bloggers are now filing Freedom of Information requests to see what is in these files.
I don’t have to file an FoI. My source confirms that both my husband and I are in that file.
However, Jay writes:
A few questions for the coward Lynch – under what authority did you compile your file? Who paid for its compilation? How much staff time has been devoted to capturing the names of Canadians exercising their fundamental right to free expression? Who have you shared your little list with? How have you characterized the people on your list?
This is entirely outrageous…
BCF has the addy for Freedom of Information requests here. There are, as well, Privacy concerns and questions going to the possible creation of an unauthorized database.
BCF talks about bloggers using FOI – I would also suggest that anyone who has commented on any blog on any side of this issue needs to know if they are on the coward Lynch’s list. We do not know how widely this list has been shared and how the people on it have been characterized. Has it been shared with the RCMP? Or CSIS? Or the PCO? Have people who have blogged in favour of free speech or commented in that direction been characterized as being of the “far right”?
How dare the coward Lynch and the CHRC engage in a political spying operation in Canada? How dare they?
(pix from Binks, who also comments)
PLUS: blogger Scaramouche sends a letter to the Prime Minister, asking “What is this, Stalinist Russia?”