First: If you thought NDP MP Libby Davies couldn’t do anything stupider than deny Israel’s right to exist, she now wants to forbid the public’s ability to discriminate on the basis of social condition. She also wants judges to increase the sentences for criminals whose crimes are suspected to be motivated by the victim’s social condition. Besides employing yet another army of lawyers to probe every orifice of this vague term for financial advantage, it gives the Human Rights tribunals a fresh source of complaints to keep them busy and their agencies growing.
Second: The Tribunal has decided to exclude cameras from the hearing into the complaint between aboriginal social service agencies and the federal government. This isn’t anything new, the CHRT has even excluded the public for several hearings to try and restrict the ability of the public to keep tabs on them. But this time, it’s the complainant that wants the cameras. Take note of the results of the appeal – it will set a precedent for the rest of us.
Third: If you don’t like the way the police handle complaints against their forces, you’ve got a recourse at the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal – but only if you’re black.
Fourth: Scaramouche quotes Thomas Sowell with regards to the professional grievance industry, including this gem:
The kind of society to which that leads is one in which a newborn baby enters the world supplied with prepackaged grievances against other babies born the same day. It is hard to imagine anything more conducive to internal strife and a weakening of the bonds that hold society together.