Saturday, January 28, 2012

CIJA Head On Section 13

Looks like Shimon Fogel has plumped for a repeal:

Shimon Fogel, CEO of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, said that he believed that “there has been an acknowledgement that changes to the Criminal Code would be necessary in addition to passage of the (private member’s ) bill.” While Fogel said he supports repealing Section 13, he believed Storseth’s bill was “not entirely adequate as an alternative to Section 13.

This is not eontirely surprising.  The rumour is that the criminal code changes Fogel wants will involve removing the requirement that the AG approve charges.  That has been one of the impediments that have made using the code in such circumstances problematic.

Sorry for the link to Lemire's site, incidentally.  The original piece from the Cold Lake Sun appears to be unreachable.


Mordechai Maizel said...

I wonder what process this support for repeal went through following the town hall?

Now I wasn't at that meeting but friends of mine were and it was their feeling that other than the JDL the people in the room seemed to support section 13.

bigcitylib said...

Yeah, that was my impression as well. CIJA's internal processes don't seem too democratic, however.