Tenant who paid no rent wins $1,100 award from B.C. Human Rights Tribunal
“The chair of the tribunal, Bernd Walter, awarded Norbert Desjarlais $1,100 as compensation under the Human Rights Code for “injury to dignity, feelings and self-respect” for being evicted in part because he was on welfare.
“Mr. Desjarlais appeared to have no understanding of the Tribunal’s process, the nature of a hearing, the concept of evidence, or the elements of a complaint of discrimination under the Code,” Walter wrote in his ruling. “He cited no authorities in support of his complaint or any remedy.”