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ZUNDEL SUBPOENAS FORMER CSIS OPERATIVE

Postby FREE ZUNDEL NOW » 1 decade 6 years ago (Thu Sep 16, 2004 3:35 am)

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Zundel subpoenas former CSIS operative
Defence wants to probe allegations agency knew Holocaust denier was target of plot

By KIRK MAKIN
JUSTICE REPORTER
Wednesday, September 15, 2004

It isn't often that the accused catches the cop, but Holocaust denier Ernst Zundel managed the feat yesterday.

After a three-month legal chase, Mr. Zundel finally cornered an elusive ex-security services agent -- John Farrell -- long enough to subpoena him to Mr. Zundel's deportation hearing.

Mr. Zundel and his defence team believe the former Canadian Security Intelligence Service agent has vital information about a purported CSIS campaign against Mr. Zundel. They intend to question him about allegations that CSIS was aware that Mr. Zundel was the target of a bomb plot in the 1980s, but that the agency purposely failed to warn him.

However, first, they had to get close enough to Mr. Farrell to serve a subpoena.

At the height of their cat-and-mouse game last spring, a principal at a Toronto elementary school where Mr. Farrell now teaches allegedly grabbed defence lawyer Peter Lindsay in a bear hug as Mr. Farrell disappeared out a side door.

According to court documents, the Toronto Catholic District School Board later supplied a phone number and address for Mr. Farrell. However, the phone number was out of service and the address turned out to be a strip mall.

In late July, Mr. Justice Pierre Blais of the Federal Court of Canada issued a special "order for substitute service," permitting the school board itself to serve the subpoena on Mr. Farrell. When he showed up last week, it did so.

Judge Blais was taking no chances yesterday when Mr. Farrell appeared in court. After asking the ex-agent to identify himself, Judge Blais said: "The order of this court is that you shall stay until the disposition [of the legal motion to compel him to testify]."

The government is seeking to deport Mr. Zundel using a rarely used security certificate. It alleges that his Holocaust-denial activities in the past 30 years have inspired violent terrorists. Under the legal procedure, details of the CSIS allegations are withheld from Mr. Zundel's defence team.

In an attempt to batter CSIS's credibility, Mr. Lindsay has made much of a recent exposé of the agency -- Covert Entry -- written by journalist Andrew Mitrovica. In writing his book, Mr. Mitrovica relied heavily on information from Mr. Farrell.

The book includes passages that describe a powerful pipe bomb delivered to Mr. Zundel during a period when CSIS was methodically intercepting his mail. Suspicious, Mr. Zundel took it to the police, who detonated the explosive and reported that it could easily have killed him.

"Farrell is convinced that the package containing the pipe bomb delivered to Zundel's home was intercepted either by himself or Pilotte [another agent]," the book said. "This raises the possibility that the intelligence service was aware of the package's potentially lethal cargo before Zundel received it."

Mr. Farrell's lawyer -- John Norris -- argued yesterday that his client should not be compelled to testify because he has no "material" evidence to contribute to the hearing. Mr. Norris said any conclusions drawn in the excerpt are those of Mr. Mitrovica, not Mr. Farrell.

However, Judge Blais was cool to his arguments. Not only is the pipe-bomb issue material to the case, he said, but it is a very grave allegation that needs to be illuminated.

Judge Blais also gave short shrift to Mr. Norris's concerns about Mr. Farrell being forced to incriminate himself or break the Canada Evidence Act by revealing classified information. Mr. Farrell "opened the barn door" by collaborating with Mr. Mitrovica, Judge Blais observed.

Arguments over whether to quash Mr. Farrell's subpoena continue tomorrow.


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A follow up letter from Paul Fromm:



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Dear Free Speech Supporter:

Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 14, the review of the CSIS certificate declaring German-born pacifist and publisher Ernst Zundel a "terrorist" and threat to national security picks up again before former CSIS boss Mr. Justice Pierre Blais. You noticed that too? Yes, certainly an apparent conflict of interest. The former boss has to judge the quality and honesty of the "evidence", much of it secret presented by his former employees.

The first item of business is submissions on our second motion to have Judge Blais recuse himself. The first motion argued back in November by Doug Christie, Mr. Zundel's counsel, centered on Blais's obvious conflict of interest and past. The current motion brought by Mr. Zundel's new lawyer Peter Lindsay centers on a host of prejudicial rulings and injudicious remarks made by Mr. Justice Blais, including telling Mr. Zundel he didn't believe his evidence, before his evidence was even completed.

Yes, the submissions should be heated. The judge will be in a testy mood. There should be some high drama.

Equally tense should be the appearance of criminal lawyer John Norris of the lefty law firm of Ruby (that's Clayton Ruby) and Edwardh. Norris will be seeking to quash a subpoena finally served last week on John Joseph Farrell, a former CSIS operative who was in charge of the physical interception and opening of mail to dissidents, including Ernst Zundel, in 1995. His story and information were told in Andrew Mitrovica's book COVERT ENTRY. Farrell revealed that, in May of 1995, his CSIS handler repeatedly told him not to touch any package addressed to Ernst Zundel from Vancouver. That month,. a parcel postmarked Vancouver arrived at Mr. Zundel's and contained a deadly pipe bomb.

Thus, CSIS, Mr. Zundel's major antagonist in this case, knew the bomb was coming and did nothing to protect Mr. Zundel, postal employees or Air Canada personnel and passengers. The incident suggests a murderous animosity on the part of CSIS toward Mr. Zundel and calls into question the reasonableness of their evidence, much of it secret.

Farrell who was mouthy enough as the source of Mitrovica's book took great pains to evade service of the subpoena this spring. His principal lied for him and then assaulted Peter Lindsay who was trying to serve the subpoena, allowing Farrell to run out of the school and escape. His employer the Toronto District Catholic School Board has co-operated with an August 12 order of Mr. Justice Blais. A September 9 letter from Guy Bisson, legal counsel, employee relations to the Board advised Peter Lindsay: "Mark Tanel, Principal of our Lady of Fatima Catholic School, advises me that he hand-delivered to John Joseph Farrell a package containing ... the subpoena and attendance cheque for Tuesday, September 14."

It's interesting that both author Mitrovica who blew the whistle on much of CSIS's wrongdoing and his informant Mr. Farrell have developed such an attack of shyness. Judge Blais quashed our subpoena for Mitrovica in the summer.

Oh, yes, we may get to learn whether Judge Blais has made up his mind yet about the continuing detention in solitary confinement of Canada's most famous political prisoner. He reserved his decision on August 30.

Yes, tomorrow should be a day of high tension and drama in the Courthouse at 361 University Avenue in Toronto.


Paul Fromm

Director

CANADIAN ASSOCIATION FOR FREE EXPRESSION


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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA - Washington
The Canadian Embassy,
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Web Page Address (URL) http://www.can-am.gc.ca/dallas Consul General Mr. Jean-Michel Roy


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Telephone General (202) 682-1740
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Email Address [email protected]
Web Page Address (URL) http://www.canadianembassy.org Ambassador Mr. Michael Kergin


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Street Address Consulate General of Canada,
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Consul General Mr. Anthony Knill


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Postby gasto » 1 decade 6 years ago (Thu Sep 16, 2004 5:14 am)

u guys in USA (or any other countries) see this news on tv?? in channels like cnn or abc?? Coz here in Argentina we don´t :evil:
In fact, any "holocaust" related info is never shown in tv...
If Human Soap rumour was fake, why can´t all the other absurd claims be too??


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