With a salute to University of Windsor Law Professor Emily Carasco, who is single-handedly dragging the entire Human Rights system into disrepute.
First: Carasco complains that the University of Windsor did not discriminate enough when considering her for the dean’s position:
Related: “Objective, neutral human rights tribunal?” What planet did you come from?
Second: HIV sufferers have a human right to conceal their condition from fellow employees, says Quebec’s human rights tribunal, even in food-preparation industries.
Third: White man belittles Aboriginal – that’s racism. Aboriginal belittles white man. That’s just an expression of frustration at being historically discriminated against. Endorsed by those who staff our Human Rights bureaucracies.
Memo to Drew Hayden Taylor: Stop being a racist.
Fourth: Mark Mercer on the censorship paradox: protesting against someone’s ideas often backfires, giving those ideas valuable publicity:
The Waterloo disruption succeeded in its limited aim of shutting the event down. But likely enough it will also result in increased sales of Blatchford’s book. It certainly earned Blatchford media coverage across the country.
[Levant] spoke in reckless disregard of the truth and for an ulterior purpose of denormalizing the Human Rights Commission across Canada which makes his statements malicious in that sense.
I don’t think it’s any indictment on any efforts to denormalize the HRCs. Rather, all the judge was doing was establishing malice – that an ulterior motive exists to the libel. If I’m wrong, let me have it in the comments.
Sixth: As much as I may not like the notion of grappling with transgendered inmates (see the title), the Conservative government is going against the orders of the CHRT in refusing funding for sex changes in federal penitentiaries. The CHRT, of course, insists that sex change operations should be an essential medical treatment, paid for by moi et tu.
Seventh: Okay, sometimes the courts are even crazier than the Human Rights Commissions. The federal court felt that the CHRT didn’t go far enough in awarding the CPP nurses back pay and “pain and suffering” for not being paid as much as doctors. Gee, the court is quite generous with other peoples’ money.
Finally, Scaramouche nominates Barbara Hall for TSA chief!