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CHRC Disclosure like a Game Show.
They want to give “clues” and you are supposed to guess
CHRC makes a complete mockery of the
Rules of Disclosure in order to hide evidence
Like the old Canadian CBC game show “Front Page Challenge”, where contestants would be given clues and try to guess the answer, the out of control Canadian Human Rights Commission’s new policy for disclosure is to black out most of the page, but leave what they call “clues”. What sort of disclosure that that?
The disclosure materials which were disclosed in a less-redacted form yesterday, were re-redacted taking into account the following principles:
1: Names of individuals employed by the Commission at and
below the level of Manager are to be redacted but names of individuals
employed at the Director level and abode should not be redacted.
Exception was made for Dean Steacy, whose name was not redacted.
2: With respect to individuals outside the Commission and
as a general rule, information identifying an individual’s name and
coordinates is to be redacted and information about the organization he or
she is associated with should not be redacted.
Co-ordinates can include IP address and the like.
This new policy put in place by the CHRC makes a complete mockery of the rules of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, which requires the CHRC to disclose anything that is “arguably relevant”. No such exemptions in law exists that the CHRC is trying to invoke.
Recently it was revealed that the CHRC had a “policy” to lie to the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal and every Section 13 respondent, by not revealing the spying operations they were conducting. This alone is a scandal of the highest order.
Lemire Transcript | Volume 26 | Page: 5838
But the CHRC isn’t just happy with redacting (blacking or whiting out material they wish to hide) but now they have an all new way absurd to disclose material. Now they want to leave “clues” in the material.
According to Canadian Human Rights Commission:
the March 25 hearing date, those documents have been reviewed again twice,
and the Commission will be re-disclosing those documents in a
less-redacted form in the next few days.
The redaction principle for personal information listed above, will
be applied. It
is anticipated that some additional Commission employee names will be
identifiable and that more clues will remain which will indicate to
the reader, the nature of contact information which has been redacted
Can you believe that? It’s become the theatre of the absurd. What exactly are they trying to hide?
So the Commission will disclose documents and will leave a few “clues” in it. What is this? Front Page Challenge? Some immunity challenge on the TV show Survivor? Now in order to figure out the CHRC is disclosing, we are put to all the work to try to figure out who these people are in the letters? The disclosure in legal terms is pretty much meaningless.
For the Canadian Human Rights Commission shenanigans and hiding of information which was ordered to be disclosed, at any real court, the case against Marc Lemire would have been thrown out – a long ago. But then again, this is what the Ottawa Citizen, Macleans Magazine, National Post and many others call a “Kangaroo court”. So the case continues….
This disclosure by “clues” is the CHRC new strategy to drain every last cent from Marc Lemire, who is forced to make motion after motion to receive what he should have received 2 years ago when the Tribunal forced the CHRC to disclose the material then.
This is yet another documented utter abuse of the process. And shows why Section 13 needs to be sent to the dustbin of Canadian History….
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