First: Plenty of commentary flying around on the Maxcine Telfer case in which she almost lost her home – until a judge reversed the “fatally flawed” Tribunal decision.
Lorne Gunter: Run Afoul of the Rights Police, Lose your Home
Miss Marprelate: Ways to describe an HRT Adjudicator’s Words
Stand Up for Freedom: Workplace Squabble can Cost You Your House
Mararet Wente: The Case of the Smelly Lunch
Second: The free market discriminates against poor people, who are overwhelmingly black, says Asafo Addai in his human rights complaint. Therefore, the free market is racist and must be abolished. The hearing for this ridiculous complaint is set for this coming week.
Third: Though I’ve never worked at one, I can imagine that a shipyard is a blue-collar workplace. A black employee at the Victoria Shipyards is alleging a series of racial slurs and an incident in which a KKK hood was left with his belongings. While the incidents, if proven, are serious and should definitely be dealt with in some way, a human rights hearing is not the answer. Pretending to be “remedial” while handing out $35,000 fines doesn’t exactly qualify as a bridge-building exercise or a teachable moment.