Tomorrow Bill C-304 Likely to be Reported Out of Committee
Written by Paul Fromm
Thursday, 26 April 2012 03:07
*Tomorrow Bill C-304 Likely to be Reported Out of Committee*

Bill C-304 is a private member's bill introduced by Alberta MP Brian
Storseth (Conservative -- Westlake-St. Paul) to repeal Sec. 13 of the
Canadian Human Rights Act (Internet censorship).

The House Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met yesterday and
will hear one more witness tomorrow, Jean-Francois Page, committee clerk,
told me and then will report, likely without amendment, this vital piece of
freedom legislation back to Parliament where third and final reading is
virtually assured.

*Here is Brian Storseth's testimony yesterday to the Committee.*


· Was an “interested party” or intervener during the lengthy *Sabina
Citron & the Toronto Mayor’s Committee on Community and Race Relations v.
Ernst Zundel* (1996-2002) case. Inter alia we argued that Sec. 13 –
“telephonic” communication – did not apply to the Internet. We led a
number of witnesses to support our submissions.

· Was an “interested party” or intervener in the *Mark Schnell v.
John Micka* Sec. 13 case. Again, we led an expert witness and argued that
Sec. 13 did not apply to the Internet.

· Has been an active “interested party” or intervener in *Richard
Warman v. Marc Lemire*. This was the only Sec. 13 case where the
victim/respondent won. This decision by Member Athanasios Hadjis was the
subject of a judicial review hearing in Federal Court, December 13, 2011.
CAFÉ was represented by Gerald Langlois.

· As a complaint under the Canadian Human Rights Act is considered
civil litigation, most provinces do not provide legal aid for victims of a
Sec. 13 complaint. I, acting on behalf of CAFÉ, acted as a representative
for the respondent in a number of cases and have been able to see the
unfair proceedings and the juggernaut that crushed Canadians, usually young
and poor, for merely expressing themselves on controversial topics over the

· *Richard Warman v. Jessica Beaumont*

· *Richard Warman v. Ciaran Donnelly*

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· *Richard Warman v. Glen Bahr and Western Canada for Us.*

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· *Richard Warman v. Terry Tremaine*

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· *Richard Warman v. Melissa Guille and the Canadian Heritage

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· *Richard Warman v. Jason Ouwendyk and the Northern Alliance*

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· *Centre for Research Action on Race Relations v BC White Pride &
John Beck*


Marc Lemire's brave and tireless battle essentially wrestled Sec. 13 to the
ground. We still await the decision of the judicial review in Federal Court
challenging the Hadjis ruling. However, Sec. 13 now appears dead should
Bill C-304 pass as we're told it will.

Paul Fromm


Hear Paul Fromm -- The Fighting Side of Me: Memories True and False
Written by Paul Fromm
Wednesday, 25 April 2012 05:49
Hear Paul Fromm -- The Fighting Side of Me: Memories True and

April 10, 2012
[image: Indian perp Del

*Paul Fromm*

- … commemorates April 9, 1865 — the sad but honourable surrender of
Robert E. Lee & the Confederacy at Appomatox;
- … exposes law based on false history — the latest “native discount”
sentencing e.g. an Indian gets 18 months suspended sentence for brutally
beating and damagimg a Vancouver bus driver;
- … decries lunacy of the “native discount” in a society dedicated to
“equality” (e.g. perp Del Louie is only half Indian but gets full native
- … explores the legal and media lynching of George Zimmerman and the
deification of gangbanger Treyvon Martin.
Timmy, Wendy & Denny
Written by Paul Fromm
Tuesday, 24 April 2012 01:47
Timmy, Wendy & Denny
"The faces of the staff at Tim Horton’s, Denny’s and many other Canadian
food chains have been rapidly changing. The servers and cooks at countless
Canadian food outlets, as well as the staff in seniors care centres, are
increasingly migrant Filipinos, says University of B.C. PhD candidate Lawrence
Santiago. [And here's a tidy fit], Santiago [a Filipino], has received a
$250,000 Trudeau Scholarship to study Filipino workers ... focusing on the
'highly pragmatic and resilient' women who work in seniors centres. [And
you were afraid he might be biased.] Despite an economic downturn, the
federal government has permitted the number of temporary foreign workers in
Canada to swell from 160,000 in 2006 to 283,000 in 2010. The largest ethnic
group among this tide of often-grateful short-term workers is Filipino.
[Not uniformly grateful -- Filipino employees have hit Denny's with a
$10-million class action lawsuit to recoup what they claim were $6,000
recruitment/air travel fees.] The second conflict centres on whether
foreign workers are hurting productivity and keeping down wages of
Canadians. ... Saying he’s a social scientist not an economist, Santiago
... declined to comment on whether the rising number of foreign workers is
lowering Canadians’ wages. [Nice work if you can get it.] But there is no
shortage of economists, scholars and former federal government officials
from both the left and right who believe Canadian employees are being
shortchanged by the inundation of short-term workers.
University of B.C. economist David Green says Canada has traditionally
welcomed foreign workers to fill high-skill shortages. But he says there
has recently been a fourfold jump in low-skill workers, including fast-food
servers and security guards. When many 'firms claim there is a shortage of
workers, what is implicitly meant is that they cannot find workers at the
wage they are offering,' says Green, who is also a research associate with
the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. The rise in foreign workers
'seems to be more about keeping wages down than generating economic
growth.'" (Vancouver Sun, October 17, 2011)
The Temporary Foreign Worker Programme "was expanded in 2002 to a wide
range of industries, and the number of foreign workers in Canada rose from
161,000 in 2006 to 283,000 in 2010. Most of the growth has been in the
Pilot Project, which allows employers to nominate temporary workers to
provincial governments so that they can ask the federal government to issue
immigrant visas to these workers. ... Manitoba has been most aggressive in
nominating low-skilled guest workers for immigrant visas. Maple Leaf Foods,
Canada's largest meatpacker, employs low-skilled temporary foreign workers
in its Brandon pork processing plant and nominates some for immigrant visas
after two years of satisfactory work. In 2009, three-fourths of the 2,220
workers at Maple Leaf's Brandon plant were foreign-born. Temporary foreign
workers are required to work at least six months for Maple Leaf before they
can be recommended for immigrant visas. Toronto-based Maple Leaf, which
opened the Brandon pork processing plant in 1999, reportedly spends $6,000
per migrant to cover recruitment and costs and a month's rent in Brandon
(many of the workers also pay recruitment costs in their country of origin).

Maple Leaf's Brandon workers are represented by UFCWLocal 832, which
negotiated a five-year contract in January 2010 that raised wages and
required Maple Leaf to translate the contract and employee handbook into
languages spoken by at least 100 employees, English, Spanish, Ukrainian and
Mandarin, and to provide translators for foreign workers who request them.
... The Canadian Labor Market and Skills Researcher Network released a
study September 1, 2011 urging the government to reduce immigration during
recessions. An analysis of the earnings of immigrants in Canada who arrived
in 1982, 1988 and 1994 found that newcomers who faced a severe recession
soon after arrival, such as the early 1990s recession for those arriving in
1988, had slower income growth than newcomers who experienced booming
economies after arrival, as with those arriving in 1994. The study
recommended that Canada continue to admit over half of its immigrants on
the basis of a point system that gives priority to younger foreigners with
more years of education and English or French, and reduce admissions during
recessions." (Migration News, October 2011 Volume 18 Number 4)
[This article appears in the March, 2012 issue of the *CANADIAN
HOTLINE*is available by subscription for $30 per year. You can
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a cheque or VISA number and expiry date to *CANADIAN IMMIGRATION HOTLINE*,
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