Monday, April 04, 2005

No Links, Please. We're Canadian.

The Canadian judiciary and the Liberal party are trying to figure out what to do since the publication ban on the Adscam scandal has been violated - by a link from a Canadian website to The Captain's Quarters.

From a story in the London (Ont.) Free Press, the Captain gives us this delightful bit:
Inquiry official Francois Perreault voiced shock at the publication ban breach... Perreault warned that even if Brault's testimony has been outed by a U.S. website, it doesn't mean it's now public information.
Monsieur Perrault obviously is not working with a full dictionary here. Probably, he has only the French half ; where "publique" appears as slang for Maxwell Smart's "cone du silence."

I find two other excerpts from Captain Ed's post very interesting:

1-The Captain gives mossback incumbent politicians too much credit here, "...one would think that this kind of publication ban would obviously prove futile..."

You don't think so if you're John McCain, because that's exactly what his Demorcrat pals on the FEC are incrementally proposing for US citizens. (In a related story, San Franciso anticipates the far-left effort to regulate blogs.)

2-
Conservative deputy leader Peter MacKay said, "...once somebody has violated the ban there is no purpose in having it there..."

Wrong. Having the ban stay in place increases the chance of prosecution.

And what is this Canadian speech ban about again? It's prevents speaking about testimony on heavy duty goverment corruption. It could allow the government to get an election over before the news gets out.

Just the sort of thing incumbents want from their prosecutors and judges.

Folks, the Canadians are trying to tell us something.


P.S.
I'm adding NealeNews, Captain's Quarters and Patriot Post to the blog roll.
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