Lo hizo en una función básica del ejercicio de su cargo: una comunicación con sus electores (The CHRC prosecutes a Member of Parliament)
Jim Pankiw, a two-term Saskatchewan MP who served from 1997 to 2004, is on trial this week for sending out flyers criticizing Indan crime in Saskatchewan, and opposing racial quotas for Indians. If convicted, Pankiw can face massive fines — on top of even larger legal fees. He could also face almost any order, ranging from an order to apologize, to a lifetime ban on commenting about Aboriginals — those are orders imposed on others convicted of «hate». And if Pankiw refuses to comply, he could serve time in jail. Here’s the news report.
The subject of Pankiw’s pamphlets was Aboriginal crime. Of course, Aboriginal crime is extremely high in Saskatchewan. Here’s a Statistics Canada study that shows that while Aboriginals make up only 9% of Saskatchewan’s population, they were 52% of the province’s criminal accused. Here’s the key chart, from page 39 of that Statcan report:
Vistas las cifras, ¿puede haber alguna duda sobre la altísima criminalidad de los indígenas?