That the CHRC, notorious for its abuses of Canadians’ freedoms, should pretend to honour the men and women who gave up their lives to protect our freedom is clearly outrageous.
OTTAWA, ONTARIO, Nov 10, 2008 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX) -- This year, for the first time, the Canadian Human Rights Commission has the honour of laying a wreath at the National Remembrance Day Ceremony. The wreath will be placed by Chief Commissioner Jennifer Lynch, Q.C, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Throughout our history, Canadian soldiers have served to promote and protect human rights and freedoms and to uphold universal values of dignity and justice. The Commission will pay special tribute to honour the men and women who have served so valiantly to uphold Canada's commitment to universal dignity and justice - values that transcend cultures and traditions.
This year also marks the 30th anniversary of the Canadian Human Rights Commission.
Having said that it’s not hard to see why the CHRC flatters itself so. Its bureaucrats are caught up in their own self-perpetuated mythology of phantom threats and multi-culti grievance while they remain stupidly ignorant of basic concepts of freedom and the harms they themselves perpetrate. And they have had lots of cheerleaders including the current minister of "justice".
I'd like to know: Who was the misguided fool that made this decision "for the first time?"
[kudos to Blazing Cat Fur]
Update (Nov 11): Mark Steyn, Ezra Levant. Ezra answers my above question. Jennifer Lynch was uninvited - apparently she just intended to crash the ceremony.