No Warman, No NazisÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ and few answers
I was not surprised by the surroundings when I arrived on the 11th floor of 160 Elgin Street yesterday morning. It looked like a typical court room, and plenty of comfortable chairs had been placed at the back for the good-sized crowd that showed up to watch the proceedings.
I was rather surprised that we were able to enter after a very quick metal detector sweep, because I had half suspected that efforts would be made to keep the public from entering the hearing room.
We took our seats near the back beside Kady OÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Malley who was live-blogging for MacLeanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s magazine. We were almost directly behind Charlie Gillis from MacLeanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s and, I am deducing, based on his National Post article, that it was Joseph Brean that was sitting beside Gillis. Richard Warman logged his 20th consecutive day of absence from his own case.
The pro-censorship side has been trying to portray supporters of free speech as racists and Nazi-supporters. They must have been surprised, considering that they believe there is an Nazi epidemic in this country, that the room was filled with respectable looking people who listened attentively, took notesÃ¢â‚¬Â¦or fell asleep.