Ho hum, just another day in February… (What was that, honey?)
First: A Quebec mayor has been fined $30,000 for praying before council meetings, payable to an offended atheist city councillor. Strangely, the Quebec tribunal has termed these “moral” damages.
I submit this query as I always do – isn’t conducting meetings according to atheist, secularist, or humanist beliefs also discriminatory? There is no such thing as “neutrality”, despite QHRT claims.
Second: We now have an “unusual situation” in which the BCHRT has awarded costs to the defendant!
A woman who filed a complaint with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal alleging sexual harassment by an employer has been ordered to pay the company $3,500 for dropping her complaint one day before a hearing…
A lawyer for [the respondent] claimed preparing the case cost more than $35,000 and wanted more than $5,000 in damages.
[The Tribunal] ruled $3,500 is sufficient to signal the tribunal’s condemnation of Ms. Samuda’s conduct.
Small price to pay for bilking your former employer for $35,000 in legal fees and dragging its reputation through the mud, but it’s a start.
Third: It’s an oldie but a goodie – if you haven’t read about the CHRC’s refusal to investigate Imam Al-Hayiti for a book with a long list of discriminatory statements, here’s a review. The book includes the approval of slavery, the claim of ethnic superiority, and a statement that a man’s intellect is superior to that of a woman.
The CHRC weaseled out of doing any sort of investigation. As the author states:
The purpose of my complaint was to test the objectivity of the Commission.
[In conclusion,] if you belong to a minority, you can with impunity propagate hatred and contempt against the majority. You are not held to the same standards of tolerance, respect and civility as the majority. Equality under the law, according to the Commission, does not exist anymore.
Fourth: Creepy. There is a lot in common between Sharia and Canada’s “human rights law”.