Crippled but not dead: Your Canadian Human Rights Commission (still) at work

Ever wonder what happened to the Canadian Human Rights Commission?

An evil lurks in the shadows...

An evil lurks in the shadows…

  • kkruger71

    Burn it to the ground and salt the earth it rested on.

  • Observer

    I don’t think those CHRC videos will be popular unless they issue them in the following languages: Arabic, Somali, Urdu and Bengali.

    • Achmed

      If they won’t I will complain as it is a clear case of Islamophobia to exclude these people from understanding in our own languages our Charter Rights in Canada.

      • Canadian Born

        Then Achmed go back to your own country. You do not belong in English or French speaking Canada. You are no great loss to this great country!

  • glasnost

    In our rights-obsessed society I doubt that we’ll ever see the demise of HRCs. However I’m satisfied with the action taken by the Saskatchewan government in 2011, namely dismantling the Human Rights Tribunal (kangaroo court) so while the HRC still exists to process complaints, any case that requires more than mediation must be heard in a real Court of Law.

  • Sarah_Lemieux

    “Thing is that the labour relations are primarily a provincial responsibility. There is already a thicket of provincial laws covering exactly this sort of employment discrimination.”

    The Canadian Human Rights Act applies to federally-regulated employers, like CN, Via, Air Canada, etc. Provincial human rights legislation is not applicable to those employers. Therefore, the argument about provincial laws covering this sort of employment discrimination is not valid.

    However, I agree with the rest of the article.

    In Quebec, the provincial government has tabled Bill 59 adding to the Human Rights Commission a section similar to former article 13. This is very bad news. In addition, Bill 59 provides that the Commission will maintain a black list of “haters” accessible to the public. This means employers will be able to deny employment to applicants based on the Human Rights Commission’s black list. This is discriminatory!