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I’m being prosecuted for calling human rights commissions “crazy”

“Here we go again. This October I will be prosecuted for one charge of being “publicly discourteous or disrespectful to a Commissioner or Tribunal Chair of the Alberta Human Rights Commission” and two charges that my “public comments regarding the Alberta Human Rights Commission were inappropriate and unbecoming and that such conduct is deserving of sanction.”

  • Clink9

    The end game of a culture of entitlement.

  • Christophercoaxum

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  • David Murrell

    An extremely lucid and thoughtful piece by Ezra. It’s amazing that, given his past victories over the pseudo-human-rights establishment, that these fools would try to suppress him here, in 2015. What the quack human-rights people are here is similar to the Islamic SLAPP lawsuits — to try to punish Ezra with frivolous lawsuits, just to milk him for money. People who know Ezra know that this will not work. He will fight them tooth and nail.

    Please support Ezra. He says at the bottom of his essay that his lawyer’s bill will cost $25,000. I’m in for $50.

  • AmicusC

    yes poor ezra he is a member of the law society of alberta and they have a code of conduct that he is obligated to comply with. typically I am a fan of ezra but not this time. you cant claim the benefits of being in the club without adhering to the responsibilities.

    • Doug Kursk

      He is being punished by unelected HRC ‘officials’ who participate in a Kafkaesque process, utilizing members of a legal body to legitimize the process.

      Screw them. Offend them. They are not above being ridiculed.

      • AmicusC

        hes being punished because being an asshole while entertaining is against the code of conduct of the law society.
        and every lawyer out there knows it is extremely bad form to criticize those that cant punch back. courts and tribunals are typically prevented from answering back even against the shock jock antics of ezra.
        all he has to do is stop being a member of the law society and it goes away. because then they don’t have jurisdiction. but he doesn’t want to do that because poor ezra is always the underdog and no one should ever criticize the fact that he is a complete and utter twat.

        • Doug Kursk

          Whaaat? Canada’s star chambers have never had a problem weighing in, even where they had no jurisdiction or cause to do so.

          I suggest you look up some pronouncements by one apparatchik named Barbara Hall for example.

          Do you really think it will all “go away” if Ezra ceases to be a member of the law society?

          Our HRCs’ are punch drunk with unearned power and must be reigned in.

          • AmicusC

            your completely confusing a number of different issues. the human rights tribunal and its members are different than the human rights commission. two the law society is a separate entity from the previous two. ezra is not being dragged infront of a hrc or hrt he is being sanctioned by the law society he chose to join and the code of conduct he chose to agree to.
            the law society of alberta has a website you can look at the code of conduct. courts and tribunals have codes of conduct for their members. decision makers (judges and panel members) are typically sanctioned very strongly if they engage in discourse regarding their decisions or the processes. you know not of what you speak. the fact that you are confused speaks to ezra’s inability to convey himself or his willful attempts at misdirection.

          • glasnost

            Don’t you think Arman Chak’s involvement is a little fishy?

            The complaints were initiated in March 2014 by Arman Chak…

            Chak, who has since been elected to the law society’s board of directors, declined to comment on the case Thursday…


          • AmicusC

            I will keep my opinion of chak to myself. but the fact remains that ezra doesn’t have two different hats that he gets to bounce back and forth on. as a member of the law society he has one hat that he basically never gets to take off. and then he has his reporter hat that he puts on and takes off when convenient.
            the law society enforces its code of conduct. chak will have no involvement other than possibly witness. the law society employees its own lawyers to handle the prosecution of the discipline case and has separate members that adjudicate whether or not a transgression occurred. ezra is funny he is entertaining and he did some very important work. that’s all well and good. the other side is ezra is kind of an asshole and his behavior may or may not be deserving of sanction. however he chose to accept the code of conduct. it is disingenuous to now say he is being persecuted because someone made a complaint that his behavior is inconsistent with an Oath he swore.

          • glasnost

            Would it be disingenuous to say that Ezra is being persecuted because Chak is even more of an asshole?

          • AmicusC

            if he did something worthy of sanction ezra is perfectly entitled to ask the law society to look into it.
            quite frankly I am surprised it took this long for anyone to complain about ezra’s behavior this isn’t new and he was acting like this long before he became a reporter.

          • Alain

            No, they need to be totally abolished and dismantled, not just reigned in.

        • BillyHW

          Your ass is leaking.

          • AmicusC

            yes lots of people hate facts and taking the time to think about someones claims. its nice that your retarded. please go back to fucking your sister.

    • Tokenn

      Exactly right. Ezra has overstepped the professional standards of decorum AS A LAWYER and is thereby having his knuckles rapped BY THE LAW SOCIETY, whose role it is to oversee professional conduct.

      As a fan of Ezra’s, and a contributor to Rebel Media, I find this highly over spun complaint disingenuous and disappointin If Ezra, AS A JOURNALIST wants to strip naked, paint himself purple and run screaming through the streets, that’s fine. But as a certified lawyer he has to adhere to lawyerly standards. And, all he has to do is resign from the Law Society and all this would go away. Time to fish or cut bait Ezra. ..

      • David

        “As a fan of Ezra’s,”

        With “fans” like you, Ezra don’t need no enemies.

        • AmicusC

          yes instead we should all just cheerlead for him rather than think for ourselves. might as well be leftists if you simply swallow what your idols say with out thought.

          • BillyHW

            Who let the faggots out?! Woof, woof, woof!

      • Doug Kursk

        …having his knuckles rapped, not just by any lawyer that happens to be a member of the ALC, but by one of the star chamber’s lead prosecutors.

        You don’t see a problem with a member of the unelected star chamber using a legal body to sanction someone who criticizes his organization and masters?

      • Clink9

        The Law Society….. is that like being charged for illegal parking by Al Capone?

  • Oracle9

    Calling something “crazy” is only offensive if the object chooses to be offended. It’s a neutral term which refers to twisted logic resulting in regressive policy.

    CSSR, here we come!

  • Leftist wonks working hard to create the perfect North Korea.

  • glasnost

    Another great platform for Ezra to demonstrate the absurdity of the HR tribunal.

    Alex, give me Ezra for $100…

  • BillyHW

    What the hell do the Human Rights Commissions have to do with the law?

  • Everyone Else

    Here’s info about the case from a commenter on The Rebel blog

    “You people do realize it is not the HRC that has filed suit against Ezra. The litigant in this suit is Lawyer, Arman Chak, previous legal counsel for the HRC and current Bencher for the Law Society of Alberta. Chak also coins himself as a “writer/director” for Crescent Films and editor for Nawa-E-Millat community newspaper – published in English, Urdu and Arabic for the Muslim communities.”

  • disqus_PwGxBXHn8l

    But isn’t the point of all this to shut down independent media in Canada? To replace the fourth estate with the Fifth Estate (gov’t owned/operated/compliant)? Denyse O’Leary, Ottawa

  • Not_Crazy

    The freedom of speech is a lie you are not allowed to speak or think unless it fits the quota. Now you can only have full freedom if you fit in with the left agenda.