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Derek Lee

Member of Parliament for
Scarborough - Rouge River


House of Commons


Liberal Party

SPDL Letter to MP Derek Lee
11-21-2005

"Toronto area MP Derek Lee appears in a recruiting video used by the Church of Scientology to attract new members in the United States.
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Some critics have denounced Scientology as a brainwashing cult that harasses its opponents and exploits the vulnerable for financial gain. But Lee says he supports some of the group's programs and is impressed by its approach to rehabilitating drug addicts.
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Lee said he first met Scientologists through a coalition of groups lobbying for more faith-based programming on Canadian television. He occasionally speaks to Scientology gatherings, including one earlier this year in Toronto, as part of his advocacy for greater religious freedom.
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Lee says he hasn't got involved in the Church's attempts to win charitable status from the Canada Revenue Agency as a religious organization, but he says he would probably help out if asked."

Canwest News Service
10-26-2005

Government Sites

" Mr. Lee's is one of Parliament’s foremost experts on National Security and was a member of the House of Commons Justice Committee for over 12 years. He recently chaired the Interim Committee on National Security, which developed proposals on the creation of a permanent Parliamentary Intelligence Committee—an important step forward in the Government's democratic reform action plan. In the current session, Mr. Lee is Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics, and is a member of the Standing Joint Committee on the Scrutiny of Regulations, on which he has served since his first term in office." — www.liberal.ca/bio_e.aspx?&id=35083

Committee Work

  • Chair, Interim Committee on National Security
  • Chair, Ad Hoc Committee on Supreme Court Appointments
  • Chair, Standing Committee of Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
  • Vice-Chair, Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics
    Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations
    [ more... ]

Member MPs Committee on Access to Information
November 2001

House of Commons Record

Hansard: Derek Lee on: contracting out open-source or quasi-open-source intelligence gathering
04-15-1997

Derek Lee introduced amendment to Bill C-250 regarding a religious exception to the criminal code on hate propaganda:

Hansard: Mr. Derek Lee (Scarborough—Rouge River, Lib.) moved:

That Bill C-250 be amended by adding after line 9 on page 1 the following new clause:

“2. (1) Paragraph 319(3)(b) of the Act is replaced by the following:

(b) if, in good faith, the person expressed or attempted to establish by an argument an opinion on a religious subject or an opinion based on a belief in a religious text;”

Media

SocietyGuardian.co.UK Alarm in prisons at Scientology drug cures aimed at inmates
11-15-2005

The Daily News Nanaimo (No subscription)
MP stars in video for Scientology Catholic Toronto Liberal MP lends support to church

He says he was particularly impressed by a pilot project that used Scientology techniques to help inmates in a Mexican prison overcome drug addictions and wanted to bring the system to Canadian prisons.
CanWest News Service
Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Ottawa Citizen (No subscription)
Liberal MP stars in video promoting Scientology
Controversial religion not a cult, Lee insists
October 26, 2005

Edmonton Journal: (subscription)
Liberal MP admires aspects of Scientology
OTTAWA - The controversial belief system that counts actors Tom Cruise and John Travolta as devotees is winning support from a Liberal member of Parliament.
October 26, 2005

National Post (subscription)
Scientology's approach to drug addiction impresses Liberal MP
The controversial belief system that counts actors Tom Cruise and John Travolta as devotees is winning support from a Liberal member of Parliament. Toronto-area MP Derek Lee appears in a recruiting video used by the Church of Scientology to attract new members in the United States. Some critics have denounced Scientology as a brainwashing cult that harasses its opponents and exploits the vulnerable for financial gain. But Mr. Lee says he supports of some of the group's programs and is particularly impressed by its approach to rehabilitating drug addicts. "I'm way past the point of viewing them as just a cult," said Mr. Lee, who is Roman Catholic and not a member of the Church of Scientology.
October 26, 2005

The Windsor Star (subscription)
Grit supports Scientology
OTTAWA - The controversial belief system that counts actors Tom Cruise and John Travolta as devotees is winning support from a Liberal member of Parliament.
October 26, 2005

NowToronto.com: (No subscription)
Scientology boosts friends in high places

NowToronto.com
Liberal Losers
11-02-2000

Blogs, Forums,  Usenet

ReligionNewsBlog.com: Liberal MP stars in video promoting Scientology
10-26-2005

Cannabis Culture: Liberal MP stars in video promoting Scientology
10-26-2005

The Owner's Manual: Canadian pol helps export Scientology to the US
10-26-2005

Usenet post: CSIS - Derek Lee, MP - Scientology connections
06-02-2001

Usenet post: CSIS, Derek Lee and Scientology caught in bed together.
01-01-2000

Scientology Publications and Press Releases

Scientology Recruitment Promotions

Freedom Magazine: Recognizing Those Who Fight for Human Rights
Human Rights Leadership Awards for 2002-2003

Freedom Magazine: Awarding Human Rights Advocates

Freedom Magazine: Investigative Journalism in the Public Interest

Freedom Press Release: Freedom Honors Gilman
05-17-2002

OSA Press Release: SCIENTOLOGY LEADS THE WORLD IN RINGING IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM
12-30-1999

Scientology site: Narconon Treatment Program:

Step Four: Life Improvement Courses
A series of Narconon Program life improvement courses are studied to put the individual back in control of his or her life. [...]
C. The Narconon Program Ups and Downs in Life Course gives the student the ability to spot and handle those influences in his environment that would cause him to lose any gains he has made.  [ More...]

He learns the characteristics of the social personality as well as those of the anti-social personality so that he can spot the difference and better choose his friends and associates. Completing this course makes the student less susceptible to those who would influence him to revert to drugs.

 

 

Criminon Program (US):

How to Deal With Ups & Downs in Life
How to Handle the Negative Influences in Life
There is some truth in judging someone by the company they keep. It can easily be seen that those around us do influence our attitudes and behavior, for better or worse. And it doesn't surprise many to learn that criminals often consort with criminals and that they promote anti-social activities and influence others to continue such unethical and illegal conduct.

This section of the Criminon Program deals with establishing the skill to chart one's own course in life, with honesty and integrity, and to spot and disassociate from those elements which would tend to lead one astray.

The course teaches the students the characteristics of both anti-social personalities and social personalities, so that they may recognize both and know the differences between the two. That way, they can better choose their friends and associates, and become more aware of their own attitudes and be made less susceptible to those who would have them revert to crime.

"Not confronting suppression—not handling it—is giving something of yourself away, like compromising with a thief. Quitting; to give in to suppression is not being your own person. Knowledge is the most powerful possession of all and gives anyone the means to deal with and handle any connection with suppression."

The Criminon Criminal Reform Programme (UK)

Handling Suppression

The Programme:
How One Can Handle the Negative Influences in Life
There is some truth in judging someone by the company they keep. It can easily be seen that those around us do influence our attitudes and behaviour, for better or worse. And it doesn't surprise many to learn that criminals often consort with criminals and that they promote anti-social activities and influence others to continue such unethical and illegal conduct.

This section of the CRIMINON Programme deals with establishing the skill to chart one's own course in life, with honesty and integrity, and to spot and disassociate from those elements which would tend to lead one astray.

The course teaches the students the characteristics of both anti-social personalities and social personalities, so that they may recognise both and know the differences between the two. That way, they can better choose their friends and associates, and become more aware of their own attitudes and be made less susceptible to those who would have them revert to crime.

See also:

Scientology's Intelligence Training Manual (Government Section)


"SP" Mask from Scientology ad
"How To Shatter Suppression"
© 2003 CSI

"In my opinion the church has one of the most effective intelligence operations in the U.S., rivaling even that of the FBI," says Ted Gunderson, a former head of the FBI's Los Angeles office.

Time Magazine May 6, 1991


  The criminal acts of Church of Scientology of Toronto were insidious attacks on two essential law enforcement agencies in this province. The integrity and effective functioning of those agencies (the Ministry of the Attorney General and the Ontario Provincial Police) are of great importance to good government in this province. The offences threatened such integrity and effectiveness, and I regard each of them as very serious.
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This conduct represented a deliberate attempt to undermine the effectiveness of the law enforcement agencies. The acts struck at the integrity of the public service. This was not simply an intelligence-gathering exercise. The appellant had planted its agents in these agencies so that they would be able to anticipate and counter the efforts of these agencies to enforce the law.

R. v. Church of Scientology of Toronto, CanLII 1650


[The Scientology conspirators] challenged and attempted to undermine the judicial and governmental structure of the United States. [...] These crimes included: the infiltration and theft of documents from a number of prominent private, national, and world organizations, law firms, newspapers, and private citizens; the execution of smear campaigns and baseless law suits for the sole purpose of destroying private individuals who had attempted to exercise their First Amendment rights to freedom of expression; the framing of private citizens who had been critical of Scientology, including the forging of documents which led to the indictment of at least one innocent person; and violation of the civil rights of prominent private citizens and public officials.

US v. Jane Kember, et al.
Sentencing Memorandum [.pdf]


Under this department comes the corporation's solicitors, attorneys, chartered accountants and any attorney or accountant hired directly by the corporation for outside legal or tax or filing purposes.
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All contracts, filings with the government, all tax reports and their preparation, corporation minutes, annual meetings, legal papers, suits against and by the corporation, whether HASI Ltd or HCO Ltd, all legal investigatory work and detectives, all contacts with government agents, bureaus and departments, all assistance to governments, messages to governments, handling answers from governments or courts shall be cared for by the Department, whether to advance or protect Scientology or its corporations by government or legal channels.
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(3) Make enough threat or clamor to cause the enemy to quail, (4) Don't try to get any money out of it, (5) Make every attack by us also sell Scientology and (6) Win. If attacked on some vulnerable point by anyone or anything or any organization, always find or manufacture enough threat against them to cause them to sue for peace. Peace is bought with an exchange of advantage, so make the advantage and then settle. Don't ever defend. Always attack. Don't ever do nothing. Unexpected attacks in the rear of the enemy's front ranks work best.
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The goal of the Department is to bring the government and hostile philosophies or societies into a state of complete compliance with the goals of Scientology. This is done by high level ability to control and in its absence by low level ability to overwhelm. Introvert such agencies. Control such agencies. Scientology is the only game on Earth where everybody wins. There is no overt in bringing good order.

— L. Ron Hubbard
Dept of Govt Affairs


Celebrity: How did you get into Scientology?

marisol: I got in through my chiropractor, Dr. Neil Springer. He was treating me at the time for every illness under the sun. So then he said "Listen, I want to take you over to this place, and I'd like you to do a course." [...]

My first course was Overcoming Ups and Downs in Life. [...]

Celebrity: How did you decide to do the PTS/SP Course?

marisol: I was told that the Overcoming Ups and Downs in Life was an introductory course, and there is a lot more to learn on the subject.

Celebrity 359   © 2004 CCI

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