Monday, October 13, 2008

B.C. Human Rights Tribunal may never live down embarrassing Steyn fiasco

The B.C. Human Rights court embarrassed itself by its trial of Mark Steyn and Maclean's magazine. It gave Muslim groups the venue to sue Steyn and the magazine for harassment of their religion. The court found the sense to find no violation, but still made itself look bad. Canada's other equivalent courts wisely turned the Muslims away. Steyn had the good sense to sit in court and watch his trial, but to offer no defense! B.C. Human Rights Tribunal may never live down embarrassing Steyn fiasco:
The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal has decided right-wing humorist Mark Steyn and Maclean's magazine are not racist hate-mongers. How droll. The panel -- chairwoman Heather MacNaughton, Tonie Beharrell and Kurt Neuenfeldt -- released on Friday 37 pages of self-righteous justification for dragging Steyn and the Toronto-based publication through a ridiculous process. The tribunal's week-long kangaroo hearing in June was a waste of public resources and of Rogers Publishing Ltd.'s money, too. This make-believe "human rights" complaint was an attempt by the Canadian Islamic Congress to get publicity by taking on a well-known conservative polemicist and the country's weekly news magazine. It worked. This entire process was an affront to our right to free speech and should send a chill down the spine of every Canadian who wants to express an opinion.

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