Update: Then, just minutes after e-mailing Keith Martin and posting the above, I read this.
Dear Dr. Martin,
Last year you put forward a private member's motion calling for the repeal of Section 13 of the Human Rights Act. Thank you, again, for that courageous move.
Since then we've heard from our Prime Minister that he "has no plans" to change anything - which seems to be a rather large departure from his position in 1999 when he said: "Human Rights Commissions, as they are evolving, are an attack on our fundamental freedoms and basic existence of a democratic society...It is in fact totalitarianism. I find this very scary stuff." It's too bad Mr. Harper can't see fit to act on his original, more accurate, assessment of the situation.
The lack of action by the government on this file is extremely disappointing. And to add injury to insult we learn that CHRC chair, Jennifer Lynch, and her fellow kangaroo court associates are gallivanting around the globe wasting gobs of taxpayers' money on first-class air and 5-star hotels. No doubt she's busy researching new ways to abuse Canadians' "human rights".
It would be very much appreciated if you could provide an update on what's happening from your perspective. Is there any reasonable prospect for bi/multi-partisan support for advancing your private member's motion any time soon?
Monday, February 9, 2009
Jennifer Lynch's travels
Ezra Levant reports that the CHRC's Jennifer Lynch is busy pissing away taxpayers' money in the interest of our "human rights". His post spurred me to, again, write to my MP, Keith Martin: