The Lynch List, 6-May-2010

My apologies for the lack of posting, but I was out of town for a few days. Without further ado, let’s get back to the business of documenting the abuses of the Human Rights system in Canada:

First: sex-change operations aren’t just a human right, now they’re a matter of life and death, at least in Alberta. Is it open season on gross exaggerations? (h/t DWE)

Second: Another attempt to govern by Human Rights fiat, rather than that pesky thing that some call democracy, by  contriving more human rights : we now have the right to be free from cell phone radiation. Really.

The Canadian Human Rights Commission recognizes that electromagnetic exposure is one cause of environmental sensitivities (Sears 2007).

Third: the Human Rights Commissions aren’t involved in this one yet, but this one seems right up their alley. A University of East Anglia academic has accused documentary filmmakers of violating the right to privacy – of animals: (emphasis mine)

Underpinning such action is an assumption that animals have no right to privacy, and that the camera crew have no need to determine whether those animals consent to being filmed.

After all, isn’t it speciesism to include the word “human” in Human Rights Commissions? (h/t Blog Quebecois)

Fourth: Another development in the war between the nurses who determine CPP benefits and the government – the government’s appeal to the Federal court has been denied. I assume the federal government will proceed to the Federal Court of Appeal to have the Tribunal decision overturned. For those new to this case, the Tribunal decided that nurses and doctors who are performing similar work, even if they have different job descriptions and levels of responsibility, should receive equal pay. Why, you might ask, would a Human Rights Tribunal get involved in this case when it is clearly a labour relations matter? Because nurses are predominately women, therefore the assumption is made that the government is doing this just to be sexist.

Fifth: the Ontario Human Rights Commission plays doctor again. Want to be a royal pain in the backside to everyone else in your community? Fake a disease and call your local Commission.

Despite a kind offer of various alternative living arrangements, a woman who says she is chemically sensitive still refuses to move out of her apartment that is slated for redevelopment. There is scant proof that she suffers anything at all, but that doesn’t stop the OHRC from expanding the medical dictionary:

The medical community is divided on MCS with some detractors arguing it is symptomatic of mental illness. But the Ontario Human Rights Commission recognizes it as a medical condition.

Sixth: More arguments for the Human Rights Codes to be amended to include publicly funded transportation as a human right, which would bypass the aforementioned democratic will of the people. Ignore those strange hands in your pockets, everything will be just fine.

Finally, Mark Steyn tries his hand at creating human rights out of thin air, as our human rights systems are wont to do: Unilinguaphobia must be stopped! We have a right to be unilingual!


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