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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Ex-human rights commission worker sounds like a bigot to me

Today I read a chilling letter to the editor (page A15) of the National Post from Denise Cooke-Browne, Mount Pearl, N.L., which says, in part: “As a former journalist and human rights investigator (I worked for the Newfoundland Human Rights Commission from 1991 - 1994), I am all for free speech. What seems to be missing here is that while the Canadian Constitution allows for fundamental freedoms, including freedom of expression, Ann Coulter has crossed the line and infringed on our rights to be safe, secure and not discriminated against. She needs to go back to her own country.”

This person, who claims to have been a human rights investigator wrote, “Ann Coulter has crossed the line and infringed on our rights to be safe, secure and not discriminated against.”

I ask: when and where did Ann Coulter cross the line and infringe on our rights? Cooke-Browne reminds us that Coulter “has said that Canada is lucky that the United States let us exist on the same continent.” Whoa! How very mean of her.

And, in her letter, Cooke-Browne makes what sounds to me like a libelous charge when she writes “She [Coulter] needs to be charged with hate crimes under the Criminal Code of Canada; Sections 318, for advocating genocide, (for saying Muslim clerics should be killed) and 319, for publicly inciting hatred.”

Of course, she does not give Ms. Coulter quote in its entirety. Sounds like one of those drive-by slanders for which the left-wing of our country are so famous.

Three days after the September 11, 2001 attacks, Ms. Coulter wrote in her column:

“We know who the homicidal maniacs are. They are the ones cheering and dancing right now. We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We weren't punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That's war. And this is war.”

I suppose this the egregious crossing of the line that prompted Cooke-Browne’s letter. Cooke-Browne provides no other quotes from Ms. Coulter. Just self-righteous condemnation.

This letter is another example of the cockeyed thinking we all too often get from the human rights industry in Canada

“Bigotry” is the irrational suspicion or hatred of a particular group, race, or religion. A “bigot” is a person who is intolerant of any ideas other than his or her own, especially on religion, politics, or race. This letter and its writer qualify on both counts.

I pity the poor souls in Newfoundland and Labrador, who are served by a human rights commission that would have employed this bigot as an investigator. And shame on that human rights commission.

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  1. What she really meant to say...
    "I am all for free speech, mine - not yours. Particularly if you disagree with my point of view. What seems to be missing here is that while the Canadian Constitution allows for fundamental freedoms, including freedom of expression, these can only be allowed for those who agree with me. All others, like Ann Coulter, cross that line and their rights can be infringed upon. Our rights, and by that I mean those that agree with me, will be safe and secure as long as we discriminate against those that don't think like us. We cannot go back on this mission to purge our own country of those who think differently.”

    What a complete arse you are Denise..

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  2. I don't like Ann Coulter because I think she a cartoon character and an attention whore.
    I am staunchly conservative.
    However, I see no problem with her making speeches in Canada.

    I think people should be able to say whatever they want to say as long as they don't break any laws that are unrelated to the human rights industry.
    -------------------------------
    As an aside, did you see John Duffy on Soloman's show yesterday?
    It seemed like he might cry when he was saying that the woman who was told to take a camel must have been really offended.
    There's a word to describe the John Duffy's of the world.
    But I don't think you'd print it.

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  3. I'm trying to get help from the HRC's because my Employer downsized and forced heavy Stress loads on the rest of us and I have a sudden Mental Collapse and had damaged my Thyroid. I finally got time off after a Medical exam confirmed my Chronic fatigue and a PTSD,BUT....the Insurance Company and Employer kept pushing me back on each other like a unwanted Orphan.
    The Insurance Company felt I was too Intelligent to be a valid claim so they cut me off,the Bank I work for tried to fire me by claiming my job no longer existed and I had no Disability coverage to aid me back to a job.
    The CHRC took 2 months to get back to me and only told me I had to contact the OHRC because I worked in a Department under Provincial rules.
    I now find out that the OHRC has layers upon layers of Documents to fill out and a huge list of Laywers to help me fight for my Rights which I thought were already granted by the SCOC.
    BUT,the OHRC website is overwhelming for all their Rules and Laws for who I contact or which of my Rights were violated.
    I did have a workplace injury but after a partial recovery and still being on some medications,I have my Doctors only approving a slow return to work starting with 8 hours a week.
    So I'm not disabled enough for Insurance coverage,but not well enough for full employment. From this i have been without any income for 2 years and fighting my Employer to return my calls and either fire me with a severance,or give me a pay-out to get lost and find work on my own.
    BTW
    The OHRC had a Automated answering system and told me to Contact the CHRC in Ottawa first,the CHRC then asked my Phone area code of 416 and sent me to the Yonge Street CHRC that now sent me to the OHRC which is a mess and I'm close to being homeless as my money runs out since I don't qualify for Social funds until my Severance or EI runs out.
    But I'm not officialy fired or employed to have money to get a lawyer.

    Basically, if I was a minority person fishing and got pushed into the water, the OHRC would drop everything to help me get the Cash-4-life ettlement for hurt feelings even when I broke the Laws for illegal catches out of season.

    Fire them all and use the Courts to jail people for abuses based on facts and not Feelings.

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