Daily Archives: April 7, 2010
BBC – Legislation aimed at tackling the problem internet piracy could breach European human rights legislation, Scottish solicitors have warned.
The Digital Economy Bill is being debated by MPs during its second reading in the House of Commons.
Calgary Herald – Almost eight years after a controversial letter to the editor appeared in a central Alberta newspaper, the legal battle over whether a former pastor’s comments against homosexuals violate Alberta’s hate laws continues.
In December , the Court of Queen’s Bench ruled that Stephen Boissoin’s letter to editor  against the manner homosexuality is being taught in school was “jarring, offensive, bewildering, puerile, nonsensical and insulting,” but not hateful…
University of Calgary professor Darren Lund launched the original complaint against Boissoin.
On March 26 , Lund filed an appeal based on what he views as Justice Wilson’s “problematic” ruling, which factors in the intention of an individual writing hateful comments while human rights law focuses on the effect of such a publication.
Len Rudner, director of the Ontario chapter of the Canadian Jewish Congress, commenting on a racially motivated machete attack in Ottawa:
Ottawa Citizen - “Maybe we should consider the impact that words can have in accelerating the argument to the point where people feel that this kind of behaviour is acceptable.”
The Tribune – The conference, which incorporates all Community Living organizations in Niagara, will provide the opportunity to develop a human rights agenda through the exploration of what Canada and other countries are doing to support the rights of people who have intellectual disorders…
Cost of registration is $375
ABC (Australia) – A Sydney transsexual man who wants his birth certificate amended has lodged a sex discrimination complaint against the New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.
Conor Montgomery, 50, was born female.
But a few years ago he borrowed $15,000 to have what transsexual men call top surgery – a double mastectomy and a chest reconstruction. He has also taken male hormones.
However Mr Montgomery has not had a hysterectomy or genital surgery because of health and financial reasons.