Well, it’s that time of day again, for me to talk about all the people who have been talking about Jennifer Lynch and her wondrous multi-coloured commission, with gratuitous mention of the various other commissions and commissioners currently mucking about in the Dominion.
First off, Vancouver’s port has become the object of complaints to the BC Human Rights Tribunal. From the Vancouver Sun: Longshore worker makes the claim port ‘hostile to women’:
By RICHARD J. DALTON JR., Vancouver Sun
VANCOUVER — As work slowed down at Vancouver’s port last year, sought-after work hours went to men, a longtime female longshore worker alleges in human rights complaints against several parties at the port.
Leslie Palm alleges in complaints filed earlier this year with the Canadian Human Rights Commission that the union and management at the port foster a workplace “hostile to women” and condone sexual harassment.
The complaints say Palm was forced to do work that males wouldn’t perform and that she had to work longer hours to make the same amount of money earned by similarly qualified males.
Second off, Scaramouche, speaking in jest or irony, or both, points toward the Windsor Star‘s recent editorial criticising the CHRC and Jennifer Lynch, and comments that there lies, undoubtedly, another one for Jennifer’s file. One wonders, indeed. One also wonders whether a joke ceases to be a joke if it comes true – then reality’s the joke, and that’s, well, just sad really.