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What Canadians think of the Canadian
Human Rights Commission censorship of the Internet
the very beginning Canadians were scared of the thought control enforcers
having any ability to censor the Internet and true to their totalitarian
nature, the CHRC just ignored the will of Canadians to pushed their own
ideological hate agenda
Harper (Conservative Party Leader, current Prime Minister):
"Human Rights Commissions, as they are evolving, are an attack on
our fundamental freedoms and the basic existence of a democratic
society…It is in fact totalitarianism. I find this is very scary
Report Newsmagazine, January 11, 1999)
has its own commissariats, in the form of Human Rights Commissions.
Some people refer to them as "kangaroo courts," but that
is misleading because they really are dangerous. That's why I call
them Commie-Commissions, and like SMERSH, they are empowered to
investigate anyone who does not abide with the current stream of
same disease has already infected the Canadian body politic and is
well on the way to becoming entrenched in the
as well, promoted by the same forces. Alarm bells should be going
off for those who deal in words and thoughts! It is ever more
clearly recognized by people genuinely committed to keeping the
Internet free of censorship that these so-called "Human Rights
Commissions", parasitically feeding on public monies, are
state-sanctioned instruments of social engineering, leading to the
destruction of our freedoms, used on behalf of special interest
groups who like to censor the opinions of their critics.”
then this body has made war on political dissent. Home-grown
dissidents, many small, poorly funded people expressing their views
on their web sites have become the victims of the Canadian Human
Freedom of speech in
will be a lot safer if the control freaks of the
Human Rights Commission were sent packing and this censorship agency
were closed for good.
We say, "Hands off the Internet. Give free speech a
chance. Shame on the
police.". – Paul
Association for free Expression)
misnamed Canadian “Human Rights” Commission is currently
undertaking a ideologically-driven war against speech and political
commentary on the Internet. They
are self-righteous censors that care little about removing so-called
“hate” from the Internet, but want to silence and harass
political activists, who dare to question issues such as
immigration, multiculturalism, and homosexuality. –Marc
the right of citizens to exercise free speech used to be a hallmark
of free democracies, Canada's Human Rights Commissions have taken to
determining what ideas Canadian citizens may communicate with each
other or with whom Canadians may freely associate.”
"The Canadian Human Rights Commission, especially its
operations under Section 13, is the Canadian embodiment of
and the Free world condemns about countries it considers
dictatorial. No reasonable person, with full understanding of what
is behind the propaganda of this organization, would consider it any
less that the backbone of a SELECTIVE democracy." - Alexan Kulbashian
Canadian Human Rights Commission proposes they are fighting for the
fair treatment of all Canadians, regardless of race, sexual
orientation, and religion. But what religion, sexual orientation,
and race do I need to be to be allowed to be given the right of freedom
of expression and thought? - Melissa
never asked for and never wanted censorship of the Internet by the
notorious thought police at the Canadian Human Rights Commission.
the early stages of the internet, Canadians clearly wanted freedom and
were very vocal in demanding it. While the Canadian Human Rights Commission pompously pretends to represent
“Canadian Values”, they actually care little about what Canadians
think, unless it fits their narrow single minded world view.
in 1994, Senior Policy analyst on Section 13 (Internet censorship law) for
the Canadian Human Rights Commission
– Harvey Goldberg sent out an
E-Mail to Canadians, asking what Canadians thought of the CHRC’s
censorship of the internet.
Goldberg sent out the following E-Mail to gauge Canadians attitudes:
use of the Internet by white-supremacists, Holocaust deniers, gay bashers
and other elements of the extreme right is matter of concern to human
work for the Canadian Human Rights Commission. I am currently doing
research on the use of the Internet for the propagation of hate material.
The purpose of the research is to determine what measures could be
considered to control the use of the Net for this type of purpose.
would appreciate hearing from anyone who has any views, information or
comments on this subject or who know of anywhere on the Internet where
this matter is discussed.”
Sent in December, 1994 | ae763@FreeNet.Carleton.CA
is the usual bias and leftist world view of Mr. Goldberg, he frames the
question with “white-supremacists,
Holocaust Deniers, gay bashers and other elements of the extreme right.”
response, Harvey Goldberg received an absolute flood of E-Mail by
Canadians who were disgusted of the thought that the rights-enforcers at
the Canadian Human Rights Commission
would in any way have the power to censor the Internet. Little did those
Canadians ever believe that by 2007, close
to $100,000 and over 46 named respondents would be targeted by the
Commission, with every single person ever brought to a Tribunal would be
are just some of the responses received by Senior Policy advisor of the
CHRC Harvey Goldberg: (The
complete 80 pages of responses the CHRC tried to hide can be found here)
Sun Dec 25 22:28:20 1994
. You know, you really have a lot of wackos
. I'm not even certain you're not a
Mon Dec 26 14:27:26 1994
Internet users definitely abuse of the system and the anonymity it
I'net has been in operation for a number of years now and
the worldwide communication tool that it is without government(s)
intervention(s). Please keep it that way. This time
not need to take the lead. The I'net users have methods and
deal with hate material leave that community deal with its
keep "Big Brother" out of it.
26 Dec 94 20:53:58 GMT
have a strong opinion. the moment you attempt to stop anyone form
internet be they communist, socialist, national socialist, gay
with diverse sexual tastes, people with obscure religious
... I will do everything in my power to oppose you, including
the laws of the government of the
is just plain wrong.
Mon Dec 26 18:54:35 1994
control of the Internet by governmental agencies is of concern to
me as a
matter of principle. As a matter of personal opinion, although I
am a Jew, I
would rather take my chances with the anti-Semites than with
control. Besides, I want to know what they are up to.
no idea can be eradicated by law. It can only be eradicated
ideas. That was the philosophy behind the First Amendment to
Constitution, and I subscribe to it.
Mon Dec 26 23:20:35 1994
was only a matter of time, eh? It's been a long time since we had
this phrase, but this is a good time-
tread on us.
your suppression of speech ideas to yourself, please and thank
Tue Dec 27 02:41:21 1994
what can I say? I have met many racists on the internet. Black and
White. It NOT
just a White thing. Although you little intro seems to
is. Well, for one, you can try and try but it won't go
away. Hate is
Tue Dec 27 05:16:52 1994
action that the CHRC might undertake to
the deniers from publicizing their views on the Internet
stop the very people who are exposing their lies. I don't
this is an effect desired by the CHRC. And I am afraid I
the liberal view that lies are best countered with truths
with suppression. I take grave offense at some of the things
the deniers have to say, but I would find it even more offensive
my delicate sensibilities protected at the cost of free speech.
it is a lesser consideration, policing the Internet is
to the point of impossibility. My news service at the
picks up more than 4,000 news groups which receive tens
of thousands postings a day for a potential audience of 32,000,000
Anyone can start a new news group any time. You would not be
to police the Internet unless you hired a lot of people to do
day but read an awful lot of dull postings, and a lot more people
whether newsgroups showed a pattern of postings which warranted
action by the
action that the CHRC might take beyond mere research and
do more harm than good to the cause of human rights, and I doubt
agressive action will be able to withstand constitutional
under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Tue Dec 27 20:26:00 1994
Ken McVay – Founder
of Holocaust site Nizkor
you serious? Who on earth led you to believe that it would be
either (a) desirable or (b) possible- to "control" the
you really believe that you speak for a majority of Canadians?
you have no respect for free speech?
you afraid of something?
, I've devoted a fair chunk of my life to fighting holocaust
racism on the net. My archives are chock full of the data
seeking, but your post in alt.revisionism can only be
harmful and counter-productive, If
the CHRC tries to move in this area, I assure you the battle will
not be solely
between the "bad guys" and the commission. I, for one,
tooth and nail, with all the media resources at my disposal,
any attempt by the Canadian government to censor the net.
message could not have core at a worse time, and you have
's image back several years - in one fell swoop.
all 80 pages of E-Mails to Goldberg from an Access
to Information Request by Barbara Kulaszka
Tries to HIDE these E-Mails from Marc Lemire and Defence Team
enough, the above E-Mails to Harvey Goldberg were given to CHRC lawyer
but as typical for disclosure from the Commission … IT NEVER WAS GIVEN TO THE RESPONDENT, nor was any privilege
claimed. The E-Mails come from an Access
to Information request by lawyer
back in 1996.
is just another obstructionist example of the CHRC trying everything to
stifle Marc Lemire’s
constitutional challenge and withhold relevant documents, that has
been ordered to be disclosed by the Canadian
Human Rights Tribunal’s ruling dated August 16, 2006 (Para: 43
Yes. In the documents that I produced to you, these e-mails --
yes, there were many responses.
You never produced these documents?
I certainly did produce these documents. They were in my
disclosure. Excuse me. Let me correct myself. I'm sorry, I
apologize. I produced these documents for Mr. Vigna. I
don't know if they were disclosed by the Commission.
Mr. Goldberg, I want you to take a look through tab 14 and I want
you to think very carefully. Did you produce these documents for
I just said I produced these documents for Mr. Vigna. I do
not know whether the Commission disclosed them, but I produced
So your assertion here is these documents -- well, witness says he
gave them to Mr. Vigna. Your assertion is that Mr.
Vigna never disclosed these documents.
v Lemire Transcripts,
Volume 24, Page 5250
of Harvey Goldberg on Attitudes
KULASZKA: Would you agree that the general tenor of the replies you got
were that people did not want the Commission to control the Internet. They were quite angry at you?
v Lemire Transcripts,
Volume 24, Page 5252
KULASZKA: Going back to R-17,just where you are. We'll go to the third
problem of "enforcing Section 13, resistance by many Internet users
to limitations on freedom of expression." Is
that still true today?
GOLDBERG: I would say it's less so, but it -- certainly Internet service
provider, like all Canadians, including the Commission, are cognizant of
the need to balance freedom of speech or freedom of expression with
freedom from hatred, so I would expect that it is certainly a concern of
Internet service provider today.
KULASZKA: It's a concern of what?
GOLDBERG: That it is still a concern of Internet service provider.
KULASZKA: No, it's talking about Internet users.
GOLDBERG: Oh, I would think that
many -- yes, I would think that many Internet users have concerns about
freedom of expression, yes.
v Lemire Transcripts,
Volume 25, Page 5549-5550
Who Is Harvey
Harvey Goldberg works for the Canadian
Human Rights Commission and is from the Policy and Planning branch.
Goldberg is the main force behind Internet censorship and Section 13.
of Harvey Goldberg - June 15, 2007
v Lemire Transcripts, Volume 23
CHRISTIE: Would you place yourself on the left of the
CHRISTIE: I wasn't asking that. I asked him how would he place
himself on the left wing of the political spectrum.
CHAIRPERSON: You're right on the line. Go ahead.
CHRISTIE: Can you answer that.
GOLDBERG: Yes, I would say place myself on the left of the
CHRISTIE: Do you identify yourself as a Jewish person?
BLIGHT: Mr. Chairman, I object to this simply on the basis of
relevance. Totally and completely irrelevant.
CHRISTIE: There's nothing wrong with that. Do you identify yourself
with the Jewish people, for instance?
Interveners against Marc Lemire are Jewish organizations [Who claim
to represent Canadian Jewry], including the Canadian
Jewish Congress, B'nai Brith and the Simon Wiesenthal Centre)
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