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Old August 18th, 2008 #2
Alex Linder
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Alex Linder


Written by One People's Project
Wednesday, 30 July 2008

If you can't be a neo-Nazi in the military here in the US, you know Canada isn't going to tolerate scum like that. And if World Church of the Creator leader Matt Hale couldn't get admitted to the bar in Illinois because of his racist activities, Canada isn't going to be all that accommodating to folks like him on their side of the border. So why the hell is a bonehead out of New Brunswick, Canada named Robin Ronstead tempting fate? There has been a complaint filed against the law student/Canadian Armed Forces member because of racist diatribes on certain discussion boards, some calling for the extermination of the mentally handicapped. In the US, that gets you media attention. In Canada, that gets you locked up. We are still waiting to see what will ultimately happen to Rob, but it is going to be interesting no matter what it is!

One People's Project

FREDERICTON, NB--A complaint has been filed with the Canadian Human Rights Commission on a law student currently serving in the military that may be involved in racist activity.

The complaint alleges that Robin (Rob) Ronstead has been posting on various websites, notably (using the online name of "ROB"), racist and sexist diatribes, particularly against Blacks, calling for indigenous people and people with disabilities to be exterminated. Ronstead, a 2005 graduate of Richview Collegiate Institute in Toronto, and a law student at the University of New Brunswick (UNB), has posted pictures of his firearms on this forum and says that he is serving in the Army.

A number of posts were noted in the complaint. Of blacks he wrote in January: "Not long ago, blacks were farm equipment. You can't blame them for being stupid today; they were bred to labor, not to think. Couple this with the fact that they weren't very intelligent to begin with, and you'll see why they're at such a disadvantage." Posts against the mentally disabled were even more vile, saying in one post that they should be "put to sleep" or forced to work in mines. "If (a) baby is retarded, she should be forced to get an abortion, unless she can prove that she and she alone will be financially responsible for the child, and not let it become a financial burden on society."

Women and homosexuals were similarly attacked.

Section 13 of the Canadian Human Rights Act reads: "It is a discriminatory practice for a person or a group of persons acting in concert to communicate telephonically or to cause to be so communicated, repeatedly, in whole or in part by means of the facilities of a telecommunication undertaking within the legislative authority of Parliament, any matter that is likely to expose a person or persons to hatred or contempt by reason of the fact that that person or those persons are identifiable on the basis of a prohibited ground of discrimination."

Ronstead has admitted to the UNB law faculty and to the local police that he was behind the postings. There has not been any evidence that he has been working with any notable hate organizations. Currently UNB is investigating the matter and other groups particularly student groups at UNB, have also began talk of this. No hate speech charges have been filed to date.