Canada says no to UN human rights recommendations.

Update: A more detailed report is available here.

“Many of the recommendations Canada rejected came from countries that themselves have questionable human rights records.

Canada rejected, for example, a recommendation from Egypt that called for the training of judges and prosecutors on the nature of hate crimes based on race.

On the economic front, Canada rejected related recommendations from Russia and Ghana to launch a national poverty-elimination program. Canada said provinces and territories have jurisdiction in this area.”

Some good news here. Well let’s hope the last one puts the Kibosh on the CHRC’s efforts to implement “Social Condition” as a prohibited ground of discrimination in the CHRA.