02.25.2016 10:07 AM

Judy Foote isn’t going to like next week’s Hill Times

From my column therein:

“In his most recent issue [of Your Ward News], Sears published a photo of Jesus Christ seemingly preparing to sodomize a naked woman clutching a crucifix. In the same issue, he likens Christ to Hitler, and approvingly writes: “Hitler saw his own campaign against the Jews as a Christian fight for truth and justice.” He entreats people to join his political movement, and “the war to expel the parasite,” by which he means Jews. He calls 9/11 a “lie” perpetrated by “ZioMarxists.” Oh, and he publishes one extraordinary glorification of misogyny and anti-Semitism beneath the headline: “THE LIBERAL PARTY’S MARXIST KOOL-AID IS SPIKED WITH SOPHIE TRUDEAU’S MENSTRUAL BLOOD.” That’s a quote.

For months, some of us – including our riding’s hard-working Liberal MP, Nate Erskine-Smith – have been attempting to get Judy Foote’s attention about all this, to no avail. Personally, I have contacted her “director of operations” on multiple occasions to try and get them – among other things – to stop Canada Post’s willful promotion of hate and Holocaust denial. No response (until this week, that is, when I finally got fed up and tweeted that Foote was ultimately responsible for James Sears’ willing business partner, Canada Post – and he finally replied, tersely acknowledging my objection: “Yes. On Twitter. Thanks.” That’s it.)”

I voted Liberal, folks, but I’m not going to put up with this bullshit any longer. I’m not alone, either.

8 Comments

  1. doconnor says:

    Putting up with bullshit is one of the costs of freedom of expression.

    • Tim White says:

      I disagree. People who publish this garbage have no respect for free speech. They hide behind the concepts of free speech and society. Look out if they ever get a modicum of control. Nazi punks fuck off.

    • Kelly says:

      Not free speech issue. It contravenes Canada Post’s own policy as well as the law. I don’t understand why Canada Post isn’t doing anything. Are they under that much pressure to meet sales targets? This job represents likely no more than $1,000 a month in revenue. Here, from Canada Post’s own rulebook, for Pete’s sake:

      Generally, non-mailable matter means, but is not limited to, any mail:
      •that is prohibited by law (e.g., illegal, obscene, fraudulent)

      2

      Criminal Code and Other Offences
      to top of page

      Any person using the mail for the delivery of any one of the following items commits an offence:
      •articles that are obscene, indecent, immoral or scurrilous

      • doconnor says:

        The policy could be subject of a charter challenge.

        The loss or gain of the any postage is probably tiny compared to the legal costs of to deciding to try and ban them.

  2. Ronald O'Dowd says:

    Warren,

    To your credit, you have been pounding at this for ages. And yet it blocks somewhere. I can only conclude that it’s because of latent racism and anti-semitism.

    A phone call needs to go all the way to the top on this one.

  3. doconnor says:

    Sounds like they are trying to skirt the law by not attacking a race or religion but attack these “ZioMarxists” which is not an identifiable group, but the combination of two unrelated political philosophies.

  4. Jean A Paterson says:

    Does the very well paid Head of Canada Post have anything to say about this? I have not seen any of these disgusting letters but they seem to be hate speech as well as misinformation and slander.

    During the last election some unfortunate voters received flyers showing dead premature babies which were allegedly proof that Liberals’ pro-choice stand was pro-abortion. This was a false claim with repulsive photos used as manipulation, and yet Canada Post allowed them.
    Free speech does not equate to irresponsible speech i.e. hateful lies posing as “opinion”.
    Maybe it is time for new leadership at Canada Post?

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