The Vancouver Province
Sunday, March 29, 1998
page 17

Cut Klatt's phone, says B'nai Brith

RCMP in small town bracing for 'free speech' meet

by Clare Ogilvie

Tired of waiting for the authorities to pull the plug on an Internet service used by racists and hate-mongers, B'nai Brith is taking things into its own hands.

The human rights organization will meet tomorrow with BC Tel to try to persuade it to cut the phone line to Fairview Technology Centre in Oliver.

We are going to be asking them to cut Fairview off, which of course they can do", said David Matas of B'nai Brith.

Fairview is owned by Bernard Klatt and his Internet server is used by white supremacists, neo-nazis and skinheads.

Klatt told The Province earlier the material "represents a wide range of viewpoints. I make no apologies for the content".

BC Tel was unavailable for comment but has said it can no more disconnect Fairview than it could cut off someone's phone because it does not like what is being said.

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