Toronto Star – Ontario is scrapping the Special Diet Allowance that helps people on social assistance pay extra food costs related to specific medical conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure…
The Ontario Human Rights Commission ruled last month that the allowance program discriminates against people with certain conditions. It ordered the province to increase payments for three complainants and boost benefits for everyone under similar circumstances within three months.
But the budget’s plan to kill the allowance in favour of a new program, effectively allows the government to side step the ruling, officials said.
Daily Archives: March 25, 2010
UN Human Rights Council To Everybody: Don’t Be Islamophobic Or Else We’ll Keep Telling You Not To Be Islamophobic
AFP – The UN Human Rights Council on Thursday narrowly passed a resolution condemning Islamophobic behaviour, including Switzerland’s minaret building ban, despite some states’ major reservations.
The resolution, which was criticised by the United States as “an instrument of division”, “strongly condemns… the ban on the construction of minarets of mosques and other recent discriminatory measures.”
VOANews – The United Nations Human Rights Council has called on Israel to pay Palestinians in the Gaza Strip reparations for damages suffered during the Israeli offensive about a year ago.
Steyn Online – If this doesn’t kill the laziest trope of the brain-dead statist control freak, nothing will. This was a literal re-enactment of the full Oliver Wendell: In Ottawa, the fire alarm was set off even though there was no fire but only a visiting conservative blonde.