Monthly Archives: March 2010

Big-Time Criminal Lawyer Knows The Winning Lingo

Winnipeg Free Press – [bold ours] RENOWNED criminal and human rights lawyer Clayton Ruby will enter the ongoing case this morning of Brian Sinclair, found dead after waiting 34 hours in the Health Sciences Centre’s emergency department in 2008.

A news release said Ruby will hold a press conference “to discuss an important legal and human rights issue arising out of the tragic death of Brian Sinclair.”

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Unbiased Toronto Journalists Latest To Cash In On Human Rights Game

CNW – The University of Toronto Chapter of Journalists for Human Rights is pleased to announce they are seeking submissions for the 2nd Annual Human Rights Documentary Film Festival.

Tsk, Tsk. Don’t Bring Up America

Calgary Herald – American comedian Lenny Bruce showed long ago that anyone who walks into the arena of a comedy club leaves the polite confines of normal society behind.

vs.

Dean Steacy, Canadian Human Rights Commission investigator, quoted in the National Post, 2008 – “Freedom of speech is an American concept, so I don’t give it any value.”

Insensitive Blogger Dares To Question PTSD

National Post, Hugh MacIntyre – Plus I find her assertion that she is suffering post-traumatic stress from being called bad names a little over the top. Does she wake up screaming every night because some comedian insulted her? I somehow doubt it.

You Mean “Humankind,” Bigot

Edmonton Journal – On July 1, 1960, proposing his Bill of Rights in Parliament, Diefenbaker concluded with these much-quoted words: “I am a Canadian, a free Canadian, free to speak without fear, free to worship God in my own way, free to stand for what I think right, free to oppose what I believe wrong, free to choose those who shall govern my country. This heritage of freedom I pledge to uphold for myself and for all mankind.”

What’s Good For The Goose: Defender Of Witch Hunters Bemoans Witch Hunt

Toronto Star – The union representing employees at an embattled human rights agency said the chairman of its board of directors imposed a gag order preventing staff from speaking about an internal crisis.

“There is a witch hunt happening at Rights and Democracy,” Micheline Levesque, vice-president of the union representing employees of the Montreal-based agency told MPs on Tuesday.

Guy Earle Has Super Powers, Saps Strength, Breaks Up Relationships

Covenant Zone – The incident at Zesty’s took her relationship with her girlfriend to a low point. Guy Earle had taken their power away (what that is supposed to mean, I’m not sure) and they broke up in early 2008 several months after the incident.