Expose and dispose of censor board
Written by Paul Fromm
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 04:09
*Expose and dispose of censor
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*By EZRA LEVANT, QMI Agency*

*Last Updated: June 19, 2012 8:34am*



Did you know that a secretive group called the Canadian Broadcast Standards
Council is censoring what you hear on the radio and see on TV?

I bet you didn't. Because they truly are secretive.

Unlike a real court, or even the kangaroo courts of Canada's human rights
commissions, the CBSC doesn't hold open meetings when it gets together to
censor TV and radio.



In fact, they don't even let the people they're censoring attend.

No right to face your accuser. No right to ask questions. And when you
lose, you don't have the right to appeal.

I should know, because last week I was condemned by this Star Chamber
myself.

On the face of it, the condemnation of my TV show by the censors' council
was for my use of a Mexican insult to tell off the Chiquita Banana company,
which had announced trade sanctions against the oilsands.

But, of course, there is no rule against swearing on Canadian TV.

So the censors said I violated Clause 6 of the Canadian Association of
Broadcasters' Code of Ethics (apparently there is a list of rules), that I
didn't provide a "full, fair and proper presentation of news, opinion,
comment and editorial."

Hang on a second. What I do isn't reporting -- it's opinion journalism.
It's editorials. It's taking a side in the story.

Giving a "full" presentation of opinion would require that after I
denounced Chiquita, I'd then have to make their case for them.

Or if I endorse the Conservatives in an election, I'd then have to argue
the case for the NDP. It's absurd.

By definition I take a side of the debate -- not the boring, mushy middle
of the road.
But that's precisely what I was convicted of by these censors.

Well, here's my five-point plan to fight back.

*1. Keep breaking the rules.* I'm going to violate the censors' rules every
single day on my TV show.

Not just me -- I'm going to invite other TV and radio hosts who have been
censored, and invite them to re-offend on my show.

I'm going to make a mockery of the rules.

*2. Scrutinize their every move.* Let's point out their inconsistencies and
how their rulings violate the Charter of Rights guarantee of freedom of
speech.

Let's shine a light on who exactly these censors are. Let's make it an
embarrassing job for them to have.

*3. Build a grassroots army.* Most journalists in the NSM (the non-*Sun
Media*) are too timid to take on the censors.

Let's encourage them -- this can't just be a personal battle for me. But
let's get the ball rolling ourselves on blogs,
Facebook<http://www.facebook.com/>,
letters to the editor, etc.

*4. Encourage Parliament to act.* The censorship provision of the Canadian
Human Rights Act was finally repealed this month. We need an MP to champion
this and bring it to a vote -- repeal the broadcasting regulations that
require this sort of censorship on TV.

*5. Contact the bosses.* James Moore is the minister in charge of CRTC, the
government agency that regulates TV and radio. His e-mail is
[email protected] The prime minister is at [email protected]

E-mail them. Tell them we want our TV and radio as free as the rest of the
media in our life -- newspapers, magazines and the Internet.

We don't need a nanny to tell us what we can hear or see.

And we sure don't need some censor saying you can't take a political point
of view they disagree with.

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So Long Section 13 by Ezra Levant
Written by Paul Fromm
Friday, 15 June 2012 03:50
*So Long Section 13 by Ezra Levant*
**
*The following is lawyer and broadcaster Ezra Levant's excellent half hour
show on the recently repealed Sec. 13 (Internet censorship) of the Canadian
Human Rights Act.*
**
*I reproduce the text of a recent article he wrote for the Sun Media which
forms part of the show. Many of his best shots, though, are not in the
article,. He is especially devastating about the role of chronic complaint
filer and one-time Canadian Human Rights Commission employee and
investigator Richard Warman. He shows a clip form a British documentary
that shows lawyer Warman egging on some goons to assault -- to "pie" --
visited Brith author David Icke for whom Mr. Warman had a special dislike.*
**
*Levant explores the evil origins of Sec. 13 -- a campaign to silence an
aging eccentric, John Ross Taylor. I know it well. I have told the John
Ross Taylor story in more than a hundred speeches across North America in
the past few years. Levant does a good job. He is, however, using without
acknowledgement material developed by Barbara Kulaszka, Marc Lrmire and
myself. In the end, however, it's important that this story gets out to the
public -- no matter who gets the credit.*
**
*Sec. 13 -- and this fact does not appear in Levant's report -- was the
result of lobbying by the Deputy Attorney General of Ontario who said the
province had been unable to "get" John Ross Tauylor for his telephone
answering machine messages. He was not breaking the law: that is, Sec. 319
of the Criminal Code -- the hate law. Taylor's commentaries on news stories
- often about Israel or Negro crime -- were well within the law. To silence
him, as Jewish lobby groups were urging, a new law -- one which did not
allow the defence of truth, fair comment, or intent -- had to be drafted.
Thus, to silence one aging eccentric -- a man who would eventually be
tossed into jail under this law -- Parliament added Sec. 13 into the
Canadian Human Rights Act -- legislation aimed at eliminating
discrimination in the provision or good and services and in employment
practices in the federal government and federally regulated industries.
[Of course, anti-White "employment equity" -- pro-minority discrimination
would be alright.]*
**
*Levant's report is an indictment of a lazy and complacent media and legal
establishment which had no trouble with police state legislation as long as
its only victims were poor, eccentric or already demonized "rightwingers."*
**
*Paul Fromm*
*Director*
*CANADIAN ASSOCIATION FOR FREE EXPRESSION*
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So Long Section 13
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Ezra lauds the long-awaited ruling to rid the country of section 13 of the
Canadian Human Rights Act.

This report aired on The
Source<http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/video/1684582119001>June 11 2012.
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[CLICK ON PERMALINK TO SEE THE TELECAST.]

Conservatives strike blow for freedom - Tories yank Section 13 of human
rights act like noxious weed
By Ezra Levant on June 11, 2012 7:09 PM |
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To understand how Canada got an Internet censorship law, also known as
Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act, you must go back in time to
1913.

That’s when John Ross Taylor was born in Toronto.

Something about Taylor just wasn’t right. In his 20s, as the world lurched
towards the Second World War, Taylor openly sided with the Nazis. He was
interned during the war. After the war, despite the absolute repudiation of
Nazism, Taylor didn’t give up hope. He continued to call for Canadians to
throw off our liberal democracy in favour of dictatorship. And, of course,
he seasoned that with a dose of anti-Semitism and anti-black racism, too.

It was pitiful: He’d print up some pamphlets, climb to the top of an office
tower, and dump them off the roof, like confetti, hoping that would foment
a revolution. What a deluded loser. But Taylor was never violent. If you
turn the sound off when watching reels of him on the news, you’d mistake
him for a banker — always dressed in a three-piece suit, the kind of thing
you’d expect from the grandson of a Toronto alderman. But he just wanted an
all-white Reich here in Canada.

Obviously this bothered right-minded people after the war, especially Jews
in Canada, many of whom were survivors of the Holocaust. Canada’s Official
Jews — the bosses of the now-defunct Canadian Jewish Congress — pressed
their friends in the Liberal Party for laws banning Taylor’s anti-Semitic
rants. And in 1966, a committee appointed by the justice minister proposed
new laws to ban hateful speech. The Cohen Commission specifically mentioned
Taylor by name as a rationale.

Using this harmless buffoon as an excuse, they recommended infringing on
freedom of speech for all Canadians. “There is an evident distinction
between ‘legitimate’ and ‘illegitimate’ public discussion, and the state
has as great an obligation to discourage the latter as it has to maintain
the former,” they wrote.

So in 1977, Parliament passed the Canadian Human Rights Act, and Section 13
made it illegal to publish anything “… likely to expose a person … to
hatred or contempt.”

Well, around that time, telephone answering machines were all the rage. And
Taylor, now a senior citizen, saw this as his magic weapon for convincing
Canadians to go fascist. He would stand around street corners in Toronto,
handing out cards inviting people to get a racist message by calling his
answering machine. Seriously.

Taylor was charged — and convicted — of having a mean answering machine
message. He appealed it all the way to the Supreme Court — which heard the
case in 1990, when he was 80. They ruled against him, four to three.

Gentle reader, do you think after such a stubborn life Taylor complied and
unplugged his answering machine? He did not. And thus he served nine months
in jail — more than most Canadian rapists do.

For more than 30 years, Section 13 had a 100% conviction rate for the
thought crime of hurting someone’s feelings.

What an abusive law. What an un-Canadian law. What a ridiculous law in the
age of the Internet.

Last week that law was pulled out, like a noxious weed. In 20 years time, I
predict it will be regarded as one of the Conservatives’ greatest legacies:
Freedom.

This column appeared in the Sun
Chain<http://www.winnipegsun.com/2012/06/11/conservatives-strike-blow-for-freedom>June
11 2012.
 
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