There's a distinction between rules to protect people's rights and arbitrary requirements that limit them. We must be ready to fix outdated and discriminatory rules.
BC human rights tribunal
As B.C. prepares to reinstate its Human Rights Commission, it would do well to learn from Ontario, where the introduction of a direct access system has been only a qualified success.
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Just before the annual orgy of Canada Day self-celebration this year, the Pew Research Center released a shocking poll result, revealing that over one-third of Canadians supported the use of torture.
Twitter was raging against Tim Hortons last Thursday. According to the Ottawa Sun, for much of the day the hottest trending topic in Canada was #BoycottTims.
A human rights commission is in a much better position than a tribunal to develop strategies and programs to help prevent discrimination.
In B.C. there is currently no organization that consistently monitors legislation, policy and standards regarding the human rights of persons living with a mental illness.
B.C.'s low-wage workers need a Human Rights Commission. The responsibility for fighting discrimination in the workplace cannot be theirs alone.
There is no institutional voice to raise public awareness about the commitments that Canada and B.C. have made to women's and children's rights, and in particular families with young children.
B.C. is the only province without a publicly funded independent agency that works to prevent discrimination through public education, research, advocacy and the promotion of basic human rights.