Columnists
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Michael Hackl, Pro Bono | 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 We must be ready to fix outdated and discriminatory rules.
Columnists
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Pro Bono, Celia Chandler | 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.
Activist Toolkit
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Columnists
Matthew Behrens | 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.
Blog
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Jonathan Chapnick | 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.
Blog
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Marina Morrow | 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.
Blog
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Bill Black | A human rights commission is in a much better position than a tribunal to develop strategies and programs to help prevent discrimination.
Blog
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Lynell Anderson, Melanie Anderson | 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.
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Devyn Cousineau | B.C.'s low-wage workers need a Human Rights Commission. The responsibility for fighting discrimination in the workplace cannot be theirs alone.
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Thérèse Boullard | 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.
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Kathleen Ruff | Human rights are everyone's business. The social climate we live in affects us all. That is why we need a Human Rights Commission in B.C.
Podcast
John Bonnar | UFCW Canada is asking the BC Human Rights Tribunal to conduct an inquiry into gender-based discrimination practiced by SAWP employers in B.C. against Mexican migrant agricultural workers.