June 05, 2019

FULL AUDIO: Mark Steyn, Lindsay Shepherd, John Robson address Online Hate at the Standing Committee

Rebel Staff

Mark Steyn, Lindsay Shepherd and John Robson were in Ottawa to deliver witness testimony concerning the definition of “online hate” to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights on June 4, 2019

Given that free speech and the possible reanimation of Section 13 is a fundamental concern to readers and to The Rebel itself, we are reproducing the audio here.

As noted by meeting attendee Andrew Lawton, the planned televised broadcast was voted down which is why there is no visual component to this video.

For your reference, here are the times at which each representative introduced their testimony.

Lindsay Shepherd starts at 11:25
John Robson starts at 18:10
Mark Steyn starts at 26:50
Questions from the Committee members start at 34:35

If you choose to watch this video on YouTube's mobile app or on your desktop, you can select the timestamps from the drop-down menu by clicking the SHOW MORE option just below the video itself and clicking on the blue highlighted time to which you would like to step forward.

Lindsay Shephard kindly gave us an exclusive interview on last night's Ezra Levant Show, and both John Robson and Mark Steyn spoke to our David Menzies after the meeting.

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commented 2019-06-07 15:08:13 -0400
Milo says gays are a pampered class in the west. I guess Garrison isn’t into Milo.

Maybe Garrison is just an opportunist and obnoxious politician. Maybe that is why he receives mean words online. In this day and age being gay is more or less accepted. Some opportunists use it like a race card, a get out of every responsibility free card, a can do no wrong card, a we have to make a new law to address my grievance card.

You know, I found Garrisons words highly offensive. Offensive and threatening. Is the government going to address that for me? I mean aside from charging me with hate for saying so?

PS. men in wigs and dresses who look like men in wigs and dresses will always stand out in the crowd. Those transgender people are going to have to deal with it because they will always stand out. If they don’t stand out in a wig and a dress, then bravo, they pulled it off. What do I care? There is no need to be cruel, but there will always be some who are. Actual, physical violence inflicting injury is a police matter and should be dealt with promptly. Most societies used to be able to discern the difference between a mean word and a punch. I mean isn’t that one of the first things most of us grownups learned in primary school? Sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me?

The government loves its victim hood industries, to employ more bureaucrats, for votes and to siphon off more money for their deep pockets. We are all being taken, all of us.
commented 2019-06-07 00:31:19 -0400
Ad hominem attacks by socialist snakes. Instead of talking about what they were supposed to be talking about.
commented 2019-06-06 22:03:19 -0400
HOUSEFATHER??….how did a man with a name that celebrates patriarchy get on Justin’s “because it’s 2015” cabinet? …oh right…his female relatives are genocide victims…silly me…my bad….
commented 2019-06-06 14:02:20 -0400
This is a P.S. I don’t understand why Mark Steyn did not clearly state why he objected to Chris Cuomo stating that “the real problem is white supremacists”. Why? Because it was a lie and an evasion of truth that Islam and Muslims are “the real problem”. Since 9/11 Muslims have committed in the region of 32,000 jihad attacks world wide and if white supremacists (none of whom I’ve ever met or encountered) have not made mass murder attacks that even remotely equate to the actions of Muslims. I believe that Mark should have pointed this out and hammered into the obnoxious Randall Garrison.
commented 2019-06-06 12:16:11 -0400
Bravo Mark Steyn for coming back at the ignorant homosexual committee member who asked questions of him and then attempted to prevent Mark replying! This rude, ignorant man endeavoured to silence Mark by incessantly talking while Mark was replying to his question. What the hell did the pansy chair, Anthony Housefather, think was his job? He should have silenced that rude and ignorant man who represents the very attitude that Mark and these other witnesses oppose in this rotten bill, but instead he sat there with a mouth full of teeth.
commented 2019-06-06 12:00:38 -0400
According to that guy 3/4’s of the Canadian population are nazis. What an insulting aggressive little dunce. What about Canadians offense? I am offended being slandered and libelled this way. I agree that there is indeed a population replacement under way. Whether choreographed or as a consequence of irresponsible immigration, it is still going to be a replacement. There is nothing racist or supremacist about that comment. It is stating a fact.
commented 2019-06-06 11:55:24 -0400
Was it Fraser or Smith who said that? Without video and name tags visible in front of the speaker, it makes it hard to keep it straight.
commented 2019-06-06 11:50:48 -0400
Money For Nothing, I agree. Didn’t one ‘interrogator’ say to Lindsey, "just remember who the nazis " ? What a di*K.
Well, I would say in Canada, that the closest thing we have for nazis are Justin and his bureaucrats, with Scheer and his as back up. This is similar to Hitlers playbook, no doubt about it.
How ironic twisted ans sick.

I think Housefather is a robot.
commented 2019-06-06 03:48:06 -0400
Mark Steyn was brilliant as usual. They may never silence Mark but they can and will silence the majority who can’t afford to fight the powerful. Mark was the only victor in the Human rights tribunals which more accurately could have been described as inquisitions with their 100% conviction rates that destroyed countless lives because something the unlucky accused said or did offended (or could have offended) someone somewhere.
commented 2019-06-06 03:43:10 -0400
‘Sunshine works’
Individual Free Speech separates western democracies from the shitholes of the world.
Tyrants attack free speech to enact their agendas. Trudeau only cares about decarbonizing our country … Canadians must get poorer by consuming less … but that notion is contrary to the capitalist foundation of western democracies, that is to enable individuals to participate in resource development – fisheries, forestry, agriculture, mining, hydro, oil and gas. Trudeau will only succeed if he controls the narrative and puts individual rights under his foot. Trudeau’s actions mirror Hitlers playbook of the 1930’s. The german populace didn’t wake up in time … will Canadians?
commented 2019-06-05 23:04:17 -0400
“We must not allow 1984 to get installed in this country. "

The best way to do that is to vote in Maxime’s PPC because Andrew Scheer is not opposing this at all.
commented 2019-06-05 22:53:58 -0400
If this junk, who questioned Lindsey, Mark and John do what they want, we’ll be living in a Canadian gulag. They and others like them, who are now in power, are the biggest threat to liberties, to free society. We must not allow 1984 to get installed in this country.
commented 2019-06-05 22:52:48 -0400
Mark Steyn, Lindsay Shepherd and John Robson all made very compelling, logical and truthful arguments against the Section 13 hate speech law.

But is obvious that the committee members had already made up their mind to move forward with Section 13 long before the testimonies began. The testimonies of Mark Steyn, Lindsay Shepherd and John Robson were, unfortunately, an exercise in futility.
commented 2019-06-05 21:13:54 -0400
Very interesting discussion.
commented 2019-06-05 20:30:42 -0400
I wonder if anyone other than Steyn, Robson, Shephard and a few free speech advocate attendees learned anything that day? I am grateful at least that there is audio, but disgusted they banned video and disgusted that the Rebel reporter was not allowed to report. That has got to stop.
commented 2019-06-05 17:35:55 -0400
The term “White Privilege” is hate speech.
commented 2019-06-05 15:24:24 -0400
Control their voices and they become pleasant, control their minds and you own them. Globalist BS being enforced by the Trud.