I have followed the debate regarding the Canadian Human Rights Commission for some time now. The verdict is still out in my mind as to the usefullness of human rights law in dealing effectively with hate speech. However I was terribly bothered by the allegations and accusations made by many right wing columnists such as Rex Murphy in the Globe and Mail and Mark Steyn in MacLeans as well as extreme right wing bloggers such as Ezra Levant against the CHRC.
Allow me to put my biases on the table, one of my very dear friends works in Ottawa for the CHRC and quite frankly the lies written about her and her team were disturbing. No one seemed to come to their defence and I knew she was imply not capable of the accusations being leveled at her.
Last night I was pointed to a blog authored by Warren Kinsella, http://www.warrenkinsella.com/comments.php?y=09&m=02&entry=entry090209-204116
and I could have cried for joy!! Please read it for yourself. Professor Moon deserves much credit for exposing these smears and I for one thank him heartily.