Pete Vere and John-Henry Westen

August 12, 2008 ( – Canada’s human rights industry has resumed its investigation of Catholic Insight magazine, published by Father Alphonse de Valk. The Canadian Human Rights Commission had announced on July 4 that it was dropping its 16-month investigation against the publication for alleged ‘hate’. However, homosexual activist Rob Wells, the complainant in the case, was given 30 days to request a judicial review of the case.

According to a federal court docket, Wells requested the judicial review on July 31. Canadian blogger ‘Blazing Cat Fur’ broke the story Thursday evening, linking to the court docket here: .  The docket lists the complainant as “Robert Dale Wells” and mentions that he is suing from Edmonton Alberta.

Fr. de Valk was informed of the application for judicial review Friday morning by reporter Pete Vere, author of an upcoming book on the Human Rights Commission and its attack on freedoms of religion and speech.  “I’m very disappointed if I have to go through this again,” he told Vere.

Fr. de Valk further told that he sees the move as “another attempt to drain us of funds” noting “he’s already cost us over $20,000.” 

See related coverage:

Human Rights Commission Drops Complaint Against Catholic Magazine

Human Rights Harassment against Catholic Magazine Costs $20,000, So Far