Government agency blocked public servants from accessing
Blacklock’s news website
January 6, 2015
The federal government blocked hundreds of thousands of public servants from
accessing an Ottawa-based independent
news website last summer,
according to a report in Blacklock’s Reporter.
The reporter-owned website covering Parliament Hill published a story online
Tuesday stating Shared Services Canada restricted access to Blacklocks.ca from
Aug. 22 to Sept. 9, 2014.
Redacted documents obtained by the news agency through an Access to
Information request reportedly show the government department’ IT staff
concealed the rationale for blocking employees from accessing Blacklock’s.
In a statement to Metro, Shared Services spokesperson Ted Francis said a
“potential cyber threat” to government infrastructure was detected on the
“The threat was subsequently rectified. Access to Blacklocks.ca was
restored,” wrote Francis. No other details were provided in the statement to
explain what the threat was or how it posed any danger.
Blacklock’s publisher Holly Doan called the move “outrageous conduct.”
“It’s astonishing to see Canada join the short list of countries that forbid
public employees from accessing internet news sites,” Doan said. “This is not
only Orwellian, it appears to breach the government’s own guidelines on
workplace internet use.”
Metro has requested comment from Diane Finley, the minister responsible for
Public Works and Government Services.
The Canadian Association of Journalists also criticized Shared Services’
apparent blocking of Blacklock’s, which it noted is a Parliamentary Press
Gallery-accredited news organization. CAJ has asked Shared Services for more
clarity on the incident.
“Shared Services Canada never should have stopped anyone on the public
payroll from lawfully reading Blacklock’s reporting,” said CAJ president, Hugo
Rodrigues. “The department only rescinded the order after subscribers spoke up
and journalists started asking questions. Blacklock’s deserves an explanation.”
Commentary by the Ottawa Mens Centre
Is there Censorship in Canada?
First, Ontario Operates Secret Courts that are closed to the public and subject
to draconian publication bans that are rarely ever necessary.
That effectively sends a chilling threatening message to every journalist and
every lawyer working for a news organization.
In Ottawa and most other cities in Ontario, the Children's Aid Society are
referred to by local lawyers as "The Gestapo" and for good reason.
Publication bans however do not stop the Gestapo of Ottawa or any other city in
Ontario from publishing any and all information that it feels will assist its
On One day, the CAS will be publishing names and photographs of its favorite
people while at the same time demanding that the court room be cleared of
In Ottawa the Metro News, the Ottawa Citizen, and almost every Journalist from
every news organization in Canada has been thrown out of a court room because a
Judge was holding a "Secret Court Hearing" that would, if published even without
the names, would be highly embarrassing to "The Gestapo".
Recently, a normally highly respected Superior Court Judge Paul Kane, took the
unusual action of throwing out of a hearing, two officials from the Australian
Government who were concerned that an Australian Child Citizen was not being
The legislation only allows a Judge to remove people from the court room if they
present a RISK of harm to the child and for no other reason. When Journalists,
and representatives of Foreign Governments are thrown out of the court room, it
is for the improper purpose of making illegal decisions that can only be
described as Fas.cism at its best.
It encourages crimes against children. Ottawa CAS lawyer Marguerite Lewis
personally Fabricates evidence, blatantly and habitually in front of Judges who
are either intimidated by the CAS or have the incredible conflict of having
worked for Ontario's Criminal Cartel of CAS.
The CAS is a breeding ground for the most vile of professional child abusers.
The Dis-Honourable Timothy Minnema used to be a lawyer for the Kingston CAS and
now, presides over mainly Secret Court Hearings where he turns a deliberate
blind eye to Fabrications of evidence by his former colleagues, of the same
The Publicity Bans, the Secret Court Hearings effectively encourage the
underbelly of the Judiciary like Timothy Minnema to then Fabricate Evidence
The classic fabrication is to claim, the victim made admissions of the very
worst allegations, when the victim of their crimes never did make such
It's one of the dirtiest stunts a lawyer can pull, as an officer of the court.
When its a JUDGE, it sends a message to the underbelly of the legal profession
that it is Normal conduct.
That's why we have censorship in Canada and why when I hear "O'Canada, I reach
for the sick bag.
Check out the wanted pages at
Ottawa Mens Centre