Conservative MP Derek Sloan says he will fight efforts by Erin O’Toole to kick him out of caucus.
“If I am guilty of something, they are guilty of something. This is ridiculous,” Sloan said in a Facebook video on Monday.
“I’m not going to go down without a fight.” https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?height=476&href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FDerekSloanCPC%2Fvideos%2F438544913916115%2F&show_text=false&width=267
On Monday, O’Toole said he has begun the process of removing Sloan from caucus after it was revealed that Sloan’s leadership campaign received a donation from known white supremacist Paul Fromm.
“Racism is a disease of the soul, repugnant to our core values. It has no place in our country. It has no place in the Conservative Party of Canada. I won’t tolerate it,” O’Toole said in his statement. https://platform.twitter.com/embed/index.html?dnt=true&embedId=twitter-widget-0&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1351319921423249408&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Ftnc.news%2F2021%2F01%2F19%2Fthis-is-ridiculous-derek-sloan-refuses-to-leave-cpc-without-a-fight%2F&siteScreenName=truenorthcentre&theme=light&widgetsVersion=ed20a2b%3A1601588405575&width=550px
However, the MP for Hastings – Lennox and Addington is accusing the party of hypocrisy.
According to Sloan, Fromm was a party member and voted in the party’s recent leadership contest — something that would have been known to all leadership candidates, including O’Toole, and party headquarters as well.
In a statement on Twitter, Sloan says he was unaware of this donation and that nobody made any effort to contact him.
“His donation was processed without either my campaign or the CPC realizing who had made the donation,” said Sloan.
“The Party must check each donor to ensure they have not exceeded the maximum, I did not hear from them, ever, on this matter.” https://platform.twitter.com/embed/index.html?dnt=true&embedId=twitter-widget-1&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1351356504201375747&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Ftnc.news%2F2021%2F01%2F19%2Fthis-is-ridiculous-derek-sloan-refuses-to-leave-cpc-without-a-fight%2F&siteScreenName=truenorthcentre&theme=light&widgetsVersion=ed20a2b%3A1601588405575&width=550px
Sloan said it’s absurd to expect that any politician to be familiar with the names of every single one of their donors. Fromm’s donation of $131 was one of 13,000 donations to Sloan’s leadership campaign.
Leadership campaign donations are processed by both the campaign staff and the Party.
Under the Reform Act, O’Toole can initiate a vote within the party to remove a member of caucus should they lose the confidence of the party. https://www.youtube.com/embed/AzgTqOrHhOY?feature=oembed
How can they justify booting Sloan when it appears responsibility actually rests with the central party.
With Conservative leader Erin O’Toole pushing to remove Derek Sloan on a weak pretext, Sloan is pushing back.
In a letter shared online, Sloan went through the chain of events.
He also made some quite interesting points, including saying that the Conservative Party of Canada approved Paul Fromm’s (going under the name Frederick P Fromm) application to be a party member, mailed him a leadership race ballot, and accepted his ballot when it was returned.
As Sloan notes, “Therefore the Party, and the O’Toole campaign, failed to uphold the same standards to which they are now applying to me.”
He also points out that even after O’Toole said he would investigate what happened, he never even contacted Sloan.
Government-funded Militant Anti-Free Speech Group, the Canadian Anti-Hate Network Wants Sec. 13 (Internet Censorship) Back
Hatemongers Don’t Face Serious Enough Consequences in Canadian Courts
While Canada has clear legal definitions of what does and does not constitute hate speech, enforcement is lacking. In the cases when known peddlers are actually brought before a judge, the trials are delayed, extended, and lack consequences. It’s time to bring back section 13. Posted on December 30, 2020
We need to do away with the myth that hate and racism aren’t
issues in Canada, especially online. We produce hate speech and
internationally recognized hate figures at a disproportionately high
rate — in many measures we’re worse than the United States on a per capita basis.
As it stands now, we do not have the legal tools needed to reverse this trend.
On 4Chan, we represent almost 6% of posts made to the worst
message board on the site, and earlier this year UK based think tank
Institute for Strategic Dialogue identified 6,600 online channels where Canadians posted hateful content.
Before we begin, let’s quickly debunk the central bad faith
argument against our hate speech laws. “Hate” is not impossible to
define or undefined — the Supreme Court has clearly defined it and endorsed a guide to determining what is and isn’t criminal hate speech. Our laws have been challenged and upheld by the Supreme Court as Charter consistent.
The laws strike a good balance between freedom of expression
and criminalizing what is dangerous hate speech. Unfortunately, they
aren’t enforced and they don’t have sharp enough teeth to be a
deterrent. The very worst actors continue spreading hate largely with
Police services across Canada are the main roadblock. A few do
take it seriously and act, but most are reluctant in the extreme to
investigate hate-related charges against individuals — whether that’s
hate speech, continuous harassment, and even death threats. Sometimes,
overwhelming community pressure on the police works — but shouldn’t be
Even if the law is applied correctly, it’s not strong enough to
be a deterrent. Some hatemongers make a mockery of it and use the
opportunity to grandstand.
James Sears, the discredited former medical doctor who served as editor for Toronto-based Your Ward News,
was sentenced to the maximum one year in prison in 2019 for promoting
hatred against women and Jews. The crown proceeded with the charge as a
Ontario Justice Richard Blouin wished he could hand down more,
saying at the time “It is impossible, in my view, to conclude that Mr.
Sears … should receive a sentence of any less than 18 months in
Sears hasn’t seen a day in jail yet. He was allowed to stay
out, pending his argument that his lawyer misrepresented him by not
giving him an opportunity to deny the holocaust and call notorious
antisemites as “expert witnesses.” He regrets nothing.
Hate vlogger Kevin Johnston was initially charged with a single
count of wilful promotion of hatred in 2017. Johnston has still not
been tried. In 2019 he lost a $2.5 million judgment
to Toronto philanthropist Mohamad Fakih for his role in racially
motivated defamation against Fakih in which he repeatedly accused him of
being a terrorist.
Travis Patron, leader of the overtly neo-Nazi federal Canadian Nationalist Party, has been “under investigation”
by the RCMP for over a year for a video in which he claimed Jews are a
“parasitic tribe” and called for their expulsion from Canada. Patron
continues to make antisemitic posts and flyers and do photo ops giving
the Nazi salute.
It’s an open and shut case. What could possibly make it take this long to lay charges?
Chaput is one of the ideological leaders of the newest
generation of neo-Nazi terrorists — his hands are soaked in blood. It’s
a travesty that the most he’s likely to get is a year. It’s uncertain
whether he will even spend it in prison, given the pandemic.
Neo-Nazi Paul Fromm was under investigation by the Hamilton Police Service for posting the manifesto of the Christchurch killer, titled “The Great Replacement” — a nod to the white supremacist conspiracy theory that white people are being replaced — in full on his website in 2019. Fromm had stated, “[The shooter’s] analysis of the crisis we face is cogent.”*
They decided not to charge him.
British Columbia’s Arthur Topham, convicted in 2015 of one
count of communicating online statements that wilfully promoted hatred
against Jews, and again in 2017, had been sentenced to a six month
conditional sentence, two years probation, a curfew, and was banned from
Some of these people just won’t stop — not as things are.
Our hate speech law, s. 319 (2), is crafted to balance freedom
of expression while criminalizing the worst hate speech. Unfortunately,
it’s not a deterrent for the most vitriolic offenders because the police won’t enforce it, and some hate mongers laugh off the consequences.
It feels like we’re banging our heads against the wall filing criminal complaints.
Before 2014, members of the public could file a hate speech
complaint under s.13. Credible complaints went to the Human Rights
Tribunal, and a panel of judges could order hatemongers to stop. It was
relatively fast, gave communities the power to defend themselves
legally, and it worked. It gave us direct access to justice
If they refused to stop, they were in violation of a standing
court order and were relatively quickly thrown in jail. Eventually, most
of them learned their lesson.
Earlier this month we met with Heritage minister Steven
Guilbeault and a number of social justice organizations to discuss
legislation surrounding online hate. We argued that reinstating s. 13 is
fundamental to successfully dealing with the problem. We were joined by
numerous voices in support of these measures — the Mosaic Institute,
the National Association of Friendship Centres, the Chinese Canadian
National Council for Social Justice, and others — and we are committed
to a coalition to realize a better solution for today.
Every single anti-racist and human rights group we know of wants it back.
_____* This viciously anti-free speech group utterly distorts my posting of the Christchurch Manifesto. Yes, I said his analysis of the dire position of Europeans, betrayed internally and being replaced by an elite-organized Third World invasion_was correct. BUT, and this is a huge BUT, I added that his solution — shooting up two mosques and killing 31 people was NOT the solution._________________________________________
THE CBC Picked Up a Smear By the Fiercely Anti-Free Speech VICE” — nationalist’ Paul Fromm received federal COVID-19 relief money to fund his groups
Canadian Association for Free Expression and Citizens for Foreign Aid Reform both received relief money
[A few comments:
1. The hypocrisy of anti-free speech loudmouth Bernie Farber of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network is appalling. Apparently, he’d like a politically correct litmus test for receiving relief funds that we all pay for. The irony is rich in that CAHN gets government grants and a subsidy from the Bank of Montreal (BMO). They are no slouches as grantcatchers feasting off taxpayer’s funds. One of their board members announced this past summer: ” Good news! Canada is giving us a $270,000 grant through the Anti-Racism Action Programme.”.
2. Then, we must take instruction from one ” Kojo Damptey, Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion’s interim executive director.” He hails from that hotbed of liberty, Ghana. He’s all for a political litmus test: ” “They should have a list of organizations that espouse racist rhetoric, xenophobic rhetoric, and not provide them with public funding,” It’s 2019/2020 Annual Report shows it took in $532,477 from various governments and universities to expound its anti-White, anti-free speech propaganda: ” For the year2019/2020 we received funds from ,Community, and Social Services, Ontario Trillium Fund, Ministry of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, Hamilton Community Foundation, Ryerson University, In Spirit Foundation, Hamilton Health Sciences,Laidlaw Foundation,and the City of Hamilton.”]
CBC News · Posted: Dec 23, 2020 3:49 PM ET | Last Updated: 1 hour ago
are urging the federal government to reconsider which employers can
apply for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) after
self-described white nationalist Paul Fromm received COVID-19 relief
funds for two of his groups.
Vice first reported he received money for the Canadian Association for Free Expression (CAFE) after the government published a searchable registry of companies that have accessed CEWS.
is a non-profit that has intervened in several human rights cases
across Canada, including on behalf of websites encouraging homophobia
and Holocaust denial.
CBC News has since learned Fromm also
received money for another group of his — Citizens for Foreign Aid
Reform, which opposes foreign aid and multiculturalism.
has appeared in far-right protests, spoken regularly on the white
nationalist radio show Stormfront, and is the subject of a Hamilton
police investigation after complaints he shared the New Zealand mosque
shooter’s manifesto on the CAFE website. Stormfront describes itself as
being “pro-white news, opinion and inspiration.”
“I’m a white nationalist,” Fromm said in an interview. “I’m proud of our European heritage and I want to keep it.”
he denies being labelled a neo-Nazi or white supremacist, and told CBC
News on Wednesday that his organizations met all the requirements to
receive CEWS funds.
criteria as I read it was not ‘What are your politics?’ The criteria is
‘Are you an employer, do you have an employer number, have you been
impacted by the COVID shutdown and if so, you qualify up to a certain
amount,” Fromm said.
“Given the rules, there’s not much [the government] can do.”
The government was unable to provide an interview.
Cuplinskas, press secretary for the office of Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland said the government
“categorically condemns white supremacy, far-right extremism, and racism
in all its forms.”
“Wage subsidy funds can only be used for
employee remuneration. Should these funds have been abused, the
penalties can include repayment of the wage subsidy, an additional 25
per cent penalty, and potentially imprisonment in cases of
fraud,” Cuplinskas wrote in an email.
Anti-hate groups want government to review system
Farber, chair of the Canadian Anti-Hate Network, said he was shocked to
learn Fromm successfully applied to CEWS. Neo-Nazi groups getting
taxpayer money is a “a glitch in the system” from a government trying to
navigate a pandemic, he added.
“I don’t think any of us can
really blame the government for having a glitch in the system. I think
we can blame the government if this glitch in the system isn’t fixed
immediately,” he said.
“I think Canadians want to hear our
government say ‘Whoops, this was a mistake … it’s an outrage at a time
when people are literally losing their homes and livelihoods and need
this money badly, that it would be going to people like Paul Fromm.”
would not reveal the number of employees in either organization, but
acknowledged the number was “small and modest.” He also didn’t disclose
how much money he received but said it was “small potatoes.”
say whether the government plans to investigate the issue further, but
Kojo Damptey, Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion’s interim executive
director, said he hopes it does.
“They should have a list of
organizations that espouse racist rhetoric, xenophobic rhetoric, and not
provide them with public funding,” he said. “If our government are
funding racist institutions, white nationalist institutions, what kind
of society are we building and what does it say to many
marginalized communities that have been affected by this sort of
CAFE Urges Vancouver City Council Not to Impose Masking Indoors
Canadian Association for Free Expression, BC,
Paul Fromm, Director
Dear Member of Council: In the past eight months, Canadians have seen the most massive intrusion into their freedoms and civil rights in our nation’s history, dwarfing even the War Measures Act.
Travel to some provinces has been banned or restricted; businesses forced to close down; jobs eliminated and the mandating of intrusive,
uncomfortable and largely useless face masks. Remember back to March and April when Teresa Tam, Chief Medical Officer of Health for Canada dismissed masks as not very effective? What has changed? If you’re a smoker, take a strong drag on your cigarette, hold the smoke in your lungs, put on your mask and exhale. The smoke will drift through the mask and up and down and around and over it. If the mask can’t stop the smoke you can see, how will it stop the virus you can’t see?
You are being urged to require that masks be worn indoors at city facilities. The motion is to be presented October 20 by Councillor Sarah Kirby-Yung. According to CTV News (October 7, 2020, “Richmond’s medical health officer Dr. Meena Dawar… indicated she favoured other precautions over mandating masks. ‘There is little justification for a mandatory mask policy and I recommend that it not be pursued,” Dr. Dawar wrote, and added buying masks could create ‘additional financial costs for already stretched households,’ as well as create potential barriers for people who cannot wear masks due to certain medical conditions. ‘In the hierarchy of measures public health has recommended to prevent transmission since the beginning of the pandemic, non-medical mask wearing is one of the lowest.'”” I append a statement by many prominent medical men and women that the forced lockdowns and masking are the wrong way to handle the COVID virus.
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The Great Barrington Declaration
Barrington Declaration – As infectious disease epidemiologists and
public health scientists we have grave concerns about the damaging
physical and mental health impacts of the prevailing COVID-19 policies,
and recommend an approach we call Focused Protection.
both the left and right, and around the world, we have devoted our
careers to protecting people. Current lockdown policies are producing
devastating effects on short and long-term public health. The results
(to name a few) include lower childhood vaccination rates, worsening
cardiovascular disease outcomes, fewer cancer screenings and
deteriorating mental health – leading to greater excess mortality in
years to come, with the working class and younger members of society
carrying the heaviest burden. Keeping students out of school is a grave
Keeping these measures in place until a vaccine is
available will cause irreparable damage, with the underprivileged
Fortunately, our understanding of the
virus is growing. We know that vulnerability to death from COVID-19 is
more than a thousand-fold higher in the old and infirm than the young.
Indeed, for children, COVID-19 is less dangerous than many other harms,
As immunity builds in the population, the
risk of infection to all – including the vulnerable – falls. We know
that all populations will eventually reach herd immunity – i.e. the
point at which the rate of new infections is stable – and that this can
be assisted by (but is not dependent upon) a vaccine. Our goal should
therefore be to minimize mortality and social harm until we reach herd
The most compassionate approach that balances the risks
and benefits of reaching herd immunity, is to allow those who are at
minimal risk of death to live their lives normally to build up immunity
to the virus through natural infection, while better protecting those
who are at highest risk. We call this Focused Protection.
measures to protect the vulnerable should be the central aim of public
health responses to COVID-19. By way of example, nursing homes should
use staff with acquired immunity and perform frequent PCR testing of
other staff and all visitors. Staff rotation should be minimized.
Retired people living at home should have groceries and other essentials
delivered to their home. When possible, they should meet family members
outside rather than inside. A comprehensive and detailed list of
measures, including approaches to multi-generational households, can be
implemented, and is well within the scope and capability of public
Those who are not vulnerable should
immediately be allowed to resume life as normal. Simple hygiene
measures, such as hand washing and staying home when sick should be
practiced by everyone to reduce the herd immunity threshold. Schools and
universities should be open for in-person teaching. Extracurricular
activities, such as sports, should be resumed. Young low-risk adults
should work normally, rather than from home. Restaurants and other
businesses should open. Arts, music, sport and other cultural activities
should resume. People who are more at risk may participate if they
wish, while society as a whole enjoys the protection conferred upon the
vulnerable by those who have built up herd immunity.
On October 4, 2020, this declaration was authored and signed in Great Barrington, United States, by:
Dr. Martin Kulldorff,
professor of medicine at Harvard University, a biostatistician, and
epidemiologist with expertise in detecting and monitoring of infectious
disease outbreaks and vaccine safety evaluations.
Dr. Sunetra Gupta,
professor at Oxford University, an epidemiologist with expertise in
immunology, vaccine development, and mathematical modeling of infectious
Dr. Jay Bhattacharya,
professor at Stanford University Medical School, a physician,
epidemiologist, health economist, and public health policy expert
focusing on infectious diseases and vulnerable populations.
Sign the Declaration
Medical and Public Health Scientists and Medical Practitioners
Dr. Rajiv Bhatia, physician, epidemiologist and public policy expert at the Veterans Administration, USA
Dr. Stephen Bremner,professor of medical statistics, University of Sussex, England
Dr. Anthony J Brookes, professor of genetics, University of Leicester, England
Dr. Helen Colhoun, ,professor of medical informatics and epidemiology, and public health physician, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Dr. Angus Dalgleish, oncologist, infectious disease expert and professor, St. George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London, EnglandDr. Sylvia Fogel, autism expert and psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and instructor at Harvard Medical School, USA
Dr. Eitan Friedman, professor of medicine, Tel-Aviv University, Israel
Dr. Uri Gavish, biomedical consultant, Israel
Dr. Motti Gerlic, professor of clinical microbiology and immunology, Tel Aviv University, IsraelDr. Gabriela Gomes, mathematician studying infectious disease epidemiology, professor, University of Strathclyde, Scotland
Dr. Mike Hulme, professor of human geography, University of Cambridge, EnglandDr. Michael Jackson, research fellow, School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Dr. Annie Janvier, professor of pediatrics and clinical ethics, Université de Montréal and Sainte-Justine University Medical Centre, Canada
Dr. David Katz, physician and president, True Health Initiative, and founder of the Yale University Prevention Research Center, USADr. Andrius Kavaliunas, epidemiologist and assistant professor at Karolinska Institute, Sweden
Dr. Laura Lazzeroni, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and of biomedical data science, Stanford University Medical School, USA
Dr. Michael Levitt, biophysicist and professor of structural biology, Stanford University, USA. Recipient of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Dr. David Livermore, microbiologist, infectious disease epidemiologist and professor, University of East Anglia, EnglandDr. Jonas Ludvigsson, pediatrician, epidemiologist and professor at Karolinska Institute and senior physician at Örebro University Hospital, Sweden
Dr. Paul McKeigue, physician, disease modeler and professor of epidemiology and public health, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Dr. Cody Meissner, professor of pediatrics, expert on vaccine development, efficacy, and safety. Tufts University School of Medicine, USA
Dr. Ariel Munitz, professor of clinical microbiology and immunology, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Dr. Yaz Gulnur Muradoglu, professor of finance, director of the Behavioural Finance Working Group, Queen Mary University of London, England
Dr. Partha P. Majumder, professor and founder of the National Institute of Biomedical Genomics, Kalyani, India
Dr. Udi Qimron, professor of clinical microbiology and immunology, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Dr. Matthew Ratcliffe, professor of philosophy, specializing in philosophy of mental health, University of York, EnglandDr. Mario Recker, malaria researcher and associate professor, University of Exeter, England
Dr. Eyal Shahar, physician, epidemiologist and professor (emeritus) of public health, University of Arizona, USA
Dr. Karol Sikora MA, physician, oncologist, and professor of medicine at the University of Buckingham, EnglandDr. Matthew Strauss, critical care physician and assistant professor of medicine, Queen’s University, Canada
Dr. Rodney Sturdivant, infectious disease scientist and associate professor of biostatistics, Baylor University, USA
Dr. Simon Thornley, epidemiologist and biostatistician, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Dr. Ellen Townsend, professor of psychology, head of the Self-Harm Research Group, University of Nottingham, England
Dr. Lisa White, professor of modelling and epidemiology, Oxford University, England
Dr. Simon Wood, biostatistician and professor, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Fired for My Political Views: The Peel Board of Education Buckled to Canadian Jewish Congress Pressure
In 1997, I had a young family & was fired at a very vulnerable time in my life, solely for the non-violent expression of my political views on my own time, off school property — victim of the thought police at the Canadian Jewish Congress. The censorship tail wagged the dog, the Peel Board of Education.
Free John McCash Protest by CAFE Outside Brampton Provincial Court
BRAMPTON, September 25, 2020. Members of the Canadian Association for Free Expression staged a protest outside the Provincial Court in Brampton, Ontario, where the latest victim of political policing during the COVID hysteria was to make his first appearance by video.
mouthy opposing being muzzled like a dog, argue with some bossy clerk now
acting as a mask enforcer and you might get arrested in COVID crazy Canada. “A 48-year-old Mississauga man has been
charged for a … tirade caught on camera in Mississauga, Ont. on Sunday, July
5 which went viral after a White, non-mask wearing man berated staff at T&T Supermarket who told him he
couldn’t shop at the store without a face covering. ‘If I wear a mask I will have an asthma attack and these communists are
attacking all of us…go back to China and take your coronavirus with you,’ said
a man in a … tirade filmed by a bystander.
“The video was uploaded to YouTube and has been viewed over 280,000 times and was filmed at the predominantly Chinese-operated supermarket. It starts with a White man with his wife near him dumping grocery products from a bag on the floor while telling staff he ‘will never come back here again.’ The man then goes on to threaten the staff that he’ll ‘have the media’ here and staff can wear their masks and get sick. ‘When you wear the mask, you get sick — it’s science,’ he said.'” (CTV News, July 16, 2020)
“The charges were clearly political,” CAFE director Paul Fromm said. “There’s no crime here. Mr. McCash is being punished simply for speaking up and opposing the mask tyranny.”