UJJIAL'S STORM TROOPERS
ECLECTICA | Kevin Michael Grace ([email protected])
Alberta Report ([email protected]) | October 11, 1999
When is a riot not a riot? When it happens in Vancouver and its target
is "extremists." On September 30 a mob of 100 multicultural activists
attempted to prevent retired journalist Doug Collins and his lawyer Doug
Christie from addressing a meeting at the main branch of the Vancouver
Public Library. Not so ironically, the subject of the meeting was the NDP
govemment's suppression of free speech.
The mob broke through two barricades, injuring policemen; one arrest
was made. It attempted to drown out Mr. Collins; those v/ho wanted to hear
him were either prevented from entering or thought better of it when confronted
with the violence. The _Vancouver_Sun_ did not deign to report the fracas;
the Vancouver _Province_ treated it as comedy: "Put Dougs Collins
and Christie inside a library and I00-odd protesters outside. and you get
enough noise to defeat a battalion of shushing librarians." How droll.
Left unreported was that the riot was fomented by professional "anti-racist"
and Communist Allan Dutton; and thus Vancouver's finest had been assaulted
by thugs subsidized by B.C.'s chief law enforcement officer, Attorney General
Ujjal Dusanjh, Mr. Dutton, who vowed to CBC Radio he would continue to
oppose with force what the _Province_ derisively calls "free speech"
meetings (again, sarcastic quotation marks in the original), has for several
years received approximately $100,000 annually from Mr. Dosanih's Multiculturalism
and Immigration Community Liaison Branch.
Mr. Dosanjh, a professional anti-tacist himself, is likely to be chosen
the next premier of B.C., despite his professed diffidence. He claims the
rough and tumble of NDP politics offends his sensitive nature, but anyone
who funds red fascists has nothing to learn about playing hardball.