MORE ON CANADA’S “HUMAN RIGHTS” COMMISSION KANGAROO COURTS:
We hope the “free speecher” Prof. Moon conducts the review and recommends that CHRC rein in its overzealous regulation of speech.
Yet even if that happens, the main problems with the federal commission — and its provincial counterparts — will not have been addressed. It is increasingly obvious these commissions were set up deliberately to lower the standard of proof and get around rules of natural justice, thereby ensuring people who would never be convicted in court are punished to the satisfaction of the activists and special interest groups that hover around the tribunals.
Third parties not involved in the alleged offences may nonetheless file complaints. Occasionally, the plaintiff has been given access to the commissions’ investigation files and given the power to direct investigators. Truth is not a defence. Defendants are not always permitted to face their accusers. Normal standards for assuring the validity of evidence do not apply. Hearsay is admitted. The government funds the plaintiff but the defendant is on his own and commission investigators may attempt to entrap suspects by getting them to say or do hateful things they might not have done on their own.
No wonder the CHRC has a 100% conviction rate on hate speech complaints.
Maple-leaf fascism? Just remember, there are plenty of people who’d like to see this happen in America, too.