Kady O'Malley is live-blogging the "historic" event. Her impression so far:
You know, for a hearing that the National Post augured would be a 'watershed' for Canadian human rights in Canada, this is kind of -- anticlimatic.
And now ... they're quibbling over the mechanics of search engine queries. Kill me now.
"We are done," says the judge. "This case was done last June." This seems to aggravate Christie, who shoots back that nothing is more important than being in this courtroom at this time. I think that may be as close to drama as we're going to get.
Kadey has a way of making her experience of sitting through really boring stuff funny.
Frankly, this all sounds like a rehash of the testimony that's already appeared in transcript, although I would like to know what the "Bell Guy" had to say.
Update: The Bell guy was apparently testifying re. IP 188.8.131.52, which does NOT belong to Warman in any of his incarnations, but is supposed to belong to a CHRC agent of some sort. Not Mr. Steacy, however, and nobody I've heard of in regards to this matter (and, frankly, I'm not sure if I should be revealing the name it is attached to here). Furthermore, their address seems to be an Ottawa condo.
Updater: Looks like the IP above does NOT belong to an CHRC employee:
Barbara asks if he knows someone by the name of ******, and he seems genuinely baffled. No one else seems to have heard of her either, and CRHC lawyer worries that, as a result of that line of questioning, a possibly entirely innocent third party bystander may now have her name and address on the record. The chairman sympathizes, but reminds her that now that they've gone to digital voice recording, there's no transcript to redact.
Another Update: Why was Steacy signed-up on FreeD before a complaint was made against the site?
So why *was* he on freedominion.ca before there was a complaint? Because there was the *potential* for a complaint to come in, he says - prompting muffled gasps from the group beside me, which includes the two founders of Free Dominion.
Like, why wasn't he signed-up with a gazillion other possible forums (FreeD regs are asking themselves)? Well, duh! If you want to monitor internet hate, you go to where it occurs and not somewhere else.