First: The University of Windsor has fired back at complainant Emily Carasco, who is seeking to have the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal install her as Dean of Law. The university describes her as vindictive, vengeful, disruptive, divisive, and acrimonious, traits that are all too common among human rights complainants.
More surprising is the revelation that Carasco had already received preferential treatment:
In its response, the school contradicts Prof. Carasco’s claim she was the best of two failed short-list candidates, saying the search committee in fact scored her lower than her white male competitor “despite being granted extra points due to her gender and self-identification as a visible minority.”
I think her “white male competitor” has grounds for a valid human rights complaint, don’t you?
Second: The Stand Up for Freedom Campaign gets noted in the Sudbury Star:
The campaign, from a group called Stand Up For Freedom Canada, claims human rights commissions and tribunals at the federal and provincial level are a threat to Charter-protected rights for all Canadians.
…and Lifesite News:
The organizers of the new campaign have set up a well organized and researched “action-oriented” website with numerous resources for anyone wanting to learn more about the entire Canadian human rights tribunals and commissions problem.
Third: The BC Human Rights Tribunal just might be back on track towards sanity after having jettisoned its chief ‘roo, Heather McNoughton. It recently ruled that a statement of release signed by an outgoing employee will hold up in a Tribunal:
The BCHRT found that the Release executed by Mr. Seltzer was clearly worded, that Mr. Seltzer had negotiated the terms of his gratuitous payment with Allmar (thereby negating an argument that there was an inequality of bargaining power between Allmar and Mr. Seltzer), and that there was an absence of any consideration that would have compromised the Release’s validity. Accordingly, the BCHRT upheld the Release, and Mr. Seltzer’s human rights complaint was dismissed.
Really? Two people can sign a contract that is upheld by a Human Rights Tribunal? I think hell hath just frozen over.