Monday, October 5, 2009

Ezra and Mark went up the Hill

Today Ezra Levant and Mark Steyn were witnesses before the Justice Committee hearings into HRA Section 13. I missed the live video action from the Hill but it was blogged by Maclean's Kady O'Malley and also here's Deborah Gyapong's take (with some nice photos). Unfortunately, what stands out most from both is the impression that the Committee is largely populated by MPs who have a weak grasp of the issues, which leaves the further impression that scrapping Section 13 is not something they're likely to recommend any time soon.

More links at Blazing Cat Fur who dubs Ezra's and Mark's performances a "tour de force".

Update: Now, having viewed the proceedings (here and here) I'll agree with BCF that Mark's and Ezra's performances were superb, a "tour de force". Hopefully their powerful testimony will get through the thick skulls of some Justice Committee members. See also Mark's and Ezra's subsequent remarks.

7 comments:

Tripper523 said...

GO EZRA!! Plenty of ammo / surplus of passion. Human Rights are on overkill, crippling our society's good. Hierarchies are actually hypocritical suppressors of human rights. This is where true representation has failed.

Anonymous said...

I was surprised that the NDP MP invited Mark and Ezra to come back. Ujjal Dosanjh seemed bent on defending the human rights commission at any cost.

Jan said...

If you missed it, you can watch the archived clip here:

http://parlvu.parl.gc.ca/Parlvu/ContentEntityDetailView.aspx?ContentEntityId=5071

Blazing Cat Fur said...

Was a good show, can't wait for Lynch's appearance.

JR said...

Jan, Thanks for that. I went to the ParlVu 'Help' page yesterday and found this advice:
"Only live content is available, archives are not available at this time."
I suppose I shouldn't be surprised that it was wrong advice;)

Xanthippa said...

Ezra has linked to the video of the proceedings, someone put it on YouTube (in segments).

His post has them all:
http://ezralevant.com/2009/10/steyn-and-i-testify-before-par.html

Here is the YouTube channel that has all the segments:
http://www.youtube.com/user/sdamatt2

Enjoy!

JR said...

Thanks, Xanthippa.