Warman Victims Given CAFE Free Speech Awards
Written by Paul Fromm
Friday, 16 December 2011 07:23
*Warman Victims Given CAFE Free Speech Awards*
*TORONTO, December 12, 2011*. Four victims of Richard Warman's prosecutions
under Sec. 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Code were honoured with the
Canadian Free Speech Award at an overflow meeting of the Canadian
Association for Free Expression. The guest speaker was Doug Christie,
General Counsel of the Canadian Free Speech League. The meeting was held on
the eve of the historic appeal to Federal Court.
The Canadian Human Rights Commission and Richard Warman are fighting a
desperate rearguard action to salvage the Internet censorship section and
the cease and desist order. The Commission has belatedly conceded that the
financial penalties must go.
In announcing the awards, Paul Fromm, Director of the Canadian Association
for Free Expression, explained: "Several months ago, one of our donors said
he wanted to reward those who had been persecuted by Warman's Sec. 13
complaints. Several,like Terry Tremaine,had lost their jobs. All had been
smeared and vilified in the press. Many had spent thousands of dollars
taking time off work and preparing their cases.
"So, tonight," Mr. Fromm continued, "I'm presenting four victims, the
Canadian Free Speech Award and a cheque for $1,000. " The recipients were
Marc Lemire, Jason Ouwendyk Melissa Guille and Tom Winnicki.
Several of the recipients asked that their money be given to Mr. Lemire.
The next day, as Mr. Lemire triumphantly left Federal Court after a
powerful performance by the anti-censorship side, Mr. Fromm presented him
with a cheque from CAFE for $3,000 to defray his hefty legal expenses in
the battle for Internet freedom.
The citation in the award to Melissa Guille read "*For your courage and
determination defying tyranny in the Richard Warman Sec. 13 complaint. Your
case marked the beginning of the defeat of Sec. 13.,"* referring to the
fact that this was the first tribunal not to impose a financial penalty
The citation in the award to Jason Ouwendyk explained: "*For your courage
and determination and research defying tyranny in the Richard Warman Sec.
13 complaint. Your case marked the beginning of the exposure of Richard
Warman’s dirty tricks."* In this case, too, the Member (judge) declined to
impose a financial penalty and declared Richard Warman's spy tactics
The citation on the award to Tom Winnicki read: "*For your courage and
determination defying tyranny in the Richard WarmanSec. 13 complaint. Your
boldness and refusal to submit to censorship inspired others*." Mr.
Winnickirefused to be cowed by the Commission's bullying. Mr.
Warman filed a contempt of court complaint that saw Mr. Winnicki sent to
jail for nine months. A gutsy appealed shortened the sentence.
Finally, the citation on the award to Marc Lemire, the star of the current
battle, noted: "*For your courage and determination and amazing research in
defying Richard Warman’s Sec. 13 complaint, for being the only victim ever
to win a Sec. 13 case and for getting this vile piece of censorship
declared unconstitutional."*
Undercover work debated in hate hearing
Written by Paul Fromm
Thursday, 15 December 2011 02:52
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Aaron Lynett, National Post Files
Richard Warman posed as a supporter on neo-Nazis' websites to
"[obtain] information."

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Joseph Brean, National Post · Dec. 13, 2011 | Last Updated: Dec. 13,
2011 3:09 AM ET

Richard Warman, the serial hate-speech complainant whose case against
webmaster Marc Lemire will be heard in Federal Court Tuesday on a
constitutional appeal, is known by many false names.

The grandest is Canada's Hatefinder-General, a mocking epithet coined
by celebrity human rights victim and columnist Mark Steyn. The most
improbable is Mary Dufford, as whom he corresponded with Eldon Warman,
no relation, a radical anti-Semitic "de-tax" activist, seeking to
confirm his receipt of legal documents.

AxeToGrind, as whom Mr. Warman posted 33 messages on the white
supremacist Vanguard News Network between 2004 and 2005, seems to
speak for itself. Pogue Mahone, his handle for 93 posts on the white
power site Stormfront, means "kiss my arse" in Gaelic.
But the longest-lasting alias is Lucy, or Lucie, in honour of Lucie
Aubrac, who died in 2007, and was a hero of the French Resistance
against the Nazis.

It is a curious historical nod for the lawyer and thricefailed Green
Party candidate whose pursuit of hate-speech cases against neo-Nazis
and other hatemongers involved posing as a supporter on their message
boards, praising their leaders, and even signing off with "88," a
coded reference to "Heil Hitler."

This unsupervised freelance undercover work by Mr. Warman - who worked
for the Canadian Human Rights Commission from 2002 to 2004, and has
successfully pursued 15 hate-speech cases, often with the CHRC arguing
the case on his behalf, and with his help - was a key point in the
public outcry against Section 13, the Internet hate speech section of
the Canadian Human Rights Act.

The majority Conservative government has vowed to repeal the law as an
affront to free speech, even as the Supreme Court of Canada
deliberates on a separate case that could see Section 13's legal
foundation struck down.

At Tuesday's hearing in Toronto to decide whether Section 13 is
constitutional, the CHRC is expected to argue that its own practices
in fighting hate on the Internet are irrelevant to the question of
Section 13's constitutionality. Evidence presented throughout the
Lemire case revealed those practices to be heavily influenced by Mr.
Warman, who once urged the CHRC to "hold off on informing" Mr. Lemire
about the expansion of the investigation against him "until the police
take a good look" at some new allegations. No criminal charges were
ever filed.

Details of the extent of the Lucie pseudonym are included in records
of a separate libel suit Mr. Warman brought against bloggers. The
National Post also was sued over the alleged libel, but issued a
retrac-tion and apology, and settled the lawsuit.

In a forensic analysis of the hard drive of a laptop belonging to Mr.
Warman, the word Aubrack turned up 1,460 times, largely from email
records of an address in that name.
The analysis also turned up "n-gger" and
"c--t" 4,062 and 259 times respectively, which René Hamel of Digital
Wyzdom Forensic Inc. reported was "consistent with Mr. Warman's
lengthy human rights work collecting evidence of hate group activity."

"I signed up and posted to the neo-Nazi website forums ( ) and ( )
as another means of collecting intelligence about the neo-Nazi and
white supremacist movements and information about the identities of
individuals in Canada that it was my intention to file federal human
rights complaints against," Mr. Warman said in an affidavit last year
as part of the libel suit. "Purporting to be interested in, or a
supporter of, the beliefs of a closed group is a standard practice for
obtaining information that would otherwise be unavailable. The vast
majority of these postings are entirely banal...."

To explain why he made comments about two neo-Nazis who do not fit the
typical mould - one was not white, the other disabled - he said in his
affidavit that "contemporary neo-Nazi groups have often splintered or
excluded individuals as a result of arcane suspicions about the racial
lineage of members or leaders. It has thus been a useful technique to
sow doubt about such matters...."

In upholding one of his hate complaints, Edward Peter Lustig, chairman
of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, also said Mr. Warman's
hateposing "diminishes his credibility" and "could have precipitated
further hate messages."

Mr. Warman has even been accused of hate speech himself: once when the
respondent in Tuesday's case, Marc Lemire, sought to add Mr. Warman as
a respondent to his own complaint, on the theory that Mr. Warman had
anonymously written a comment on his message board; and later when
Alex Kulbashian, whom Mr. Warman won a hate speech complaint against,
complained he had anonymously violated Section 13 on Stormfront and
VNN. That complaint was dismissed as vexatious.

Mr. Warman denies writing anything on Mr. Lemire's Freedomsite.
Neither the analysis by Digital Wyzdom, nor a subsequent one, turned
up any evidence that Mr. Warman had written the message at the heart
of the libel suit.

"Mr. Lemire and his direct associates had always been cautious enough
never to spread the allegation outside of the CHRT hearing. Indeed,
one of Mr. Lemire's closest associates indicated in an Internet
posting that they had legal advice not to do so (presumably knowing
they would be sued for libel)," Mr. Warman said in his affidavit.

Mr. Warman did not attend much of the tribunal against Mr. Lemire, but
he is expected to make submissions Tuesday in support of Section 13.
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December 6, 2011

Paul Fromm:

* … denounces the Crown for prosecuting Terry Tremaine for
“hate” and seeking yet another delay in a hearing challenging
their long delay in this case;
* … praises Gatineau, Quebec for its guidelines for immigrants —
no bribes, honour killings, or sexual abuse of children;
* … wonders how an Indian reserve (Attawapiskat) can get over
$90,000,000 for its 1,850 people in five years and still be living in
dire poverty with some people living in tents and unheated shacks;
* … explains the origin of Sec. 13 of Canada’s Human Rights Act.
It started as censorship of telephone answering machines and then
graduated to Internet censorship;
* … outlines the Canadian Association for Free Expession’s
submissions — “hate” law based on scientific bunk — arguments
at next week’s Marc Lemire Appeal in Toronto.

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