Chilliwack Times, Open Letter to Readers – There has been much discussion lately about “free speech” in Canada. I use parentheses [sic] to denote a term that causes many individuals to have a gag reflex as they consider the term to be a uniquely American concept that has no relevancy with our sense of Canadian values. Call it “freedom of expression” or what have you, but I do have concerns about our willingness to acquiesce to seemingly arbitrary standards of conduct and speech imposed by quasi-judicial bodies. Their willingness to take away your right to expression should concern all of us.
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West Kelowna News – A former employee of the Westside Warriors hockey club has filed a complaint of sexual harassment with the B.C. Human Rights Commission.
Marie Carrothers lodged the complaint against the hockey club, its parent company Vision Sports Group LLP and Brent Fournier, a volunteer with the hockey club.
Carrothers claims she was sexually harassed by Fournier on two separate occasions in 2008 and 2009.
The allegations came to light two days after she was fired by the Warriors on January 19, 2009.
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Vancouver Sun – A task force has backed complaints from teachers-on-call (TOC) about the practise of classroom teachers selecting their own substitutes, saying callouts should be based on qualifications and seniority not personal preference…
“Refusing to allow someone to work on the basis of age would be a violation of the BC Human Rights Act,” says a report by the task force, which was struck last year to examine complaints about poverty from TOCs.The report was tabled at the BCTF annual general meeting Sunday but has not yet been debated.