National Post, the John Oakley show, and the Ezra Levant show
I've written 417 blog posts since I've started blogging in January. That post has received more traffic than any other single blog entry I've written. (My YouTube videos, which as of today have received 578,000 views, were spread out amongst several blog entries).
I wonder what the threshhold is on this issue for Premier Ed Stelmach to give a damn? Unlike other HRC decisions, he can't claim it was an "arm's length" ruling by an "indepenent" tribunal. He sent a lawyer, representing the Progressive Conservative Government of Alberta, to intervene in the hearing, against Rev. Boissoin.
I've already done radio talk shows on the subject from Alberta to New Brunswick; tomorrow morning at 7:40 a.m. ET I'm doing John Oakley's popular show on AM 640 in Toronto. (I'm getting up at 5:40 a.m. MT just to do it -- if by chance you're up at that ungodly hour, you can listen live, by clicking here.)
I have the same thought as I did when I watched Mark Steyn's show trial in Vancouver. If Steyn's show trial could be such a circus when Maclean's and Steyn were so well-behaved (they called no witnesses; Steyn didn't even live-blog the thing; their lawyers were prim and proper); and if Rev. Boissoin's order can be an even larger news item, at least by my crude measurements (he didn't testify either; he has no mainstream media support, no money, no connections and no influential friends); imagine what a show trial would look like if the target himself decided to use the forum to promote his views, and misbehave a little?
I don't know when my own show trial will begin. The 15 lazy government bureaucrats working away on my file have had 800 days, and they haven't even scheduled a trial. Then again, a year into their prosecution, their chief interrogator hadn't even read the magazine article she's being paid to investigate. It's about what you'd expect from Ed Stelmach's bloated government.
This issue was first a hot potato for the federal government, because of the corruption and abuses at the Canadian Human Rights Commission -- an RCMP investigation tends to get press attention. Then it became a problem for the B.C. government, because of Mark Steyn's show trial. Rev. Boissoin is now a problem for Ed Stelmach.
It's sort of a political IQ test for Stelmach now: does he pull the plug on the Alberta human rights commission prosecution of me? Or does he convene another circus, on top of the Rev. Boissoin affair?