Thursday, April 10, 2008

Canadian conservative blogosphere under attack

The Canadian conservative blogosphere is under attack --
Leftist litigator uses courts to shut down conservative blogs

The same leftist litigator who attacks Mark Steyn for "Islamaphobism" and Canadian publisher Ezra Levant over the Mohammed cartoons is also targeting other Canadian conservative bloggers with "defamation" legal threats. He is trying to shut down the right-leaning blogosphere up north one blog at a time–and then is suing people who call him a censor.

Statement from Kathy Shaidle, :

Canada's busiest litigant, serial "human rights" complainant and — the guy Mark Steyn has called "Canada's most sensitive man" -- Richard Warman is now suing his most vocal critics-- including me.

The suit names:

Ezra Levant (famous for his stirring YouTube video of his confrontation with the Canadian Human Rights tribunal after he published the "Mohammed Cartoons") (Canada's answer to
• Kate McMillan of
Jonathan Kay of the National Post daily newspaper and its in-house blog
• and me, Kathy Shaidle of

Richard Warman used to work for the notorious Human Rights Commission, which runs the "kangaroo courts" who've charged Mark Steyn with "flagrant Islamophobia."

Richard Warman has brought almost half these cases single-handledly, getting websites he doesn't like shut down, and making tens of thousands of tax free dollars in "compensation" out of web site owners who can't afford to fight back or don't even realize they can.

The province of British Columbia had to pass a special law to stop Richard Warman from suing libraries because they carried books he didn't approve of.

Richard Warman also wants to ban international websites he doesn't like from being seen by Canadians.

The folks named in his new law suit are the very bloggers who have been most outspoken in their criticism of Warman's methods…

…We can only fight this man's attempt to silence conservative opinion if we have international support: both moral and financial.

This lawsuit will cost me at least $30,000 to fight.

And fight it I will.
She and other defendants are setting up a common legal defense fund. To donate to their legal defense fund, go here.

For daily updates on Warman's use of the courts to shut down conservative bloggers, see