No Evidence? No Problem! The BC Human Rights Tribunal Will Still Give You Cash!

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.”

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