Ontario Human Rights Commission: Business Is Booming

Toronto Star – Ontario’s newly streamlined human rights watchdog is swamped with allegations of sex, race and disability discrimination, the Starhas found.

“We are really overwhelmed by our volume of cases now,” said Katherine Laird, the senior official whose job it is to support people who say they are victims. “Our phones are ringing off the hook.”

The Ontario Attorney General created a new human rights system nearly two years ago, making it easier for people with claims to get a hearing before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario…

Ontario Human Rights Commission chair Barbara Hall believes only a small number of cases are ever reported. “This is the tip of the iceberg,” she says.

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2 responses to “Ontario Human Rights Commission: Business Is Booming

  1. Ontario? Human rights? FWAHAHAHA

  2. I have just found out that in Australia under the charter of the UN and the legislation of the Federal Government that the Human Rights commission in Australia only deals with issues regarding Women and children and if a man is abused, victimised, or discriminated against there is no recourse…

    You can read my more of my story on my blog… I just wrote a post on this very subject.

    http://mencanbeabusedtoo.wordpress.com/

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