Human Rights Tribunals Need To Get Back To Original Mandate

[Times Colonist] Human rights tribunals play an important role in protecting people from acts of discrimination. When someone is denied the chance to rent an apartment or find a job because of skin colour or religion, the tribunals offer effective forums for assessing the complaint, redressing any wrong and imposing appropriate penalties.

But as the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal has just demonstrated, these bodies should not be imposing penalties because what someone writes could be construed, by some people, as exposing a group to hatred or contempt.

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