Here we go…
First, the Jim Corcoran complaint is headed for “mediation”. This is the worst stage of the entire CHRC process: behind-doors strong-arming that remains hidden from public view. Don’t even call it a negotiation: Corcoran and his OHRT hold all the cards. If they reach a settlement, it will be kept under wraps and the public will never know what happened.
Second, Mark Steyn on the Coulter aftermath, specifically on the mobs of the “tolerant”:
Because, after all, nothing says “restraint” and “respect” and “civility” more than a snarling mob using the threat of violence to shut down those it dislikes—and all for that beloved “Canadian tradition.” Strange that the more Canada congratulates itself on its “tolerance” the less it’s prepared to tolerate. “If any Canadian spoke like Ann Coulter,” wrote Denise Cooke-Browne, “he’d be jailed.” And she says that like it’s a good thing. And she also says it as a former investigator for the Newfoundland “Human Rights” Commission. In Denise Cooke-Browne’s Canada, there are now not unfashionable or dissenting or wrong opinions, but criminal opinions.
…and the impotence of Canada’s police forces:
You might haul off a Muslim or a lesbian and find yourself in “human rights” hell. Better just to linger nonchalantly by the side until it’s all over: O Canada, we stand around for thee. Her Majesty’s Constabulary seem to be sending the message that violence pays—at least for approved identity groups. That doesn’t seem a prudent strategy.
Third, the OHRC will soon ban the public from using dryer sheets in their laundry. Oh, and that’s not all: the neighbors of athsma sufferers won’t be allowed to wear any clothes at all:
The neighbours temporarily stopped using the fabric sheets. [the complainant] says that hardly made a difference. He thinks repeated use of the sheets saturated their clothes with chemicals and no amount of washing will remove them.