I'll take Bream's word for it, since he was there and I wasn't. But that's not the sense one gets from this:
Section 13 is a "truly despicable law, enforced in a despicable way," with federal bureaucrats acting in the manner of Crown prosecutors, she [Barbara Kulaszka, Mark Lemire's lawyer] added.Hmm. It kinda sounds like Judge Mosley (he does know that Maclean's and Mark Steyn were forced to endure--no hyperbole--a Soviet-style kangaroo court hearing, doesn't he?) may be the sort who's in favour of the "restraint" afforded by Section 13.
"If it wasn't for Richard Warman, Section 13 would basically be dead, because Canadians love the Internet, the back and forth ... the free-dom of speech it represents."
Ms. Kulaszka compared Section 13, and its supposed 100% conviction rate, to Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, which did not sit well with Judge Mosley.
"Let's not get carried away with hyperbole. Some comparisons are offensive," he said. "Counsel should know this and restrain yourself."
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