Here we go…
First: Where do the ‘roos go when they’re past their best-before date? They get appointments in the real courts, apparently. Quite shocking, since they’ve made a career out of circumventing legal rules and procedure, and now they’re in charge of it…
Second: A lovely column by John Martin in the Chilliwack Times, from a criminologist no less:
Created many decades ago to address discrimination toward those seeking employment or housing, these commissions soon found themselves with little work on their hands as there just didn’t seem to be enough discrimination out there to keep thousands of politically correct bureaucrats and appointees busy.
So they started seeking out other witches.
Third: A lovely day for commentary. From the Vancouver Courier, Mark Hasiuk editorializes:
And therein lies the paradox of so-called human rights tribunals. In their zeal to protect petty grievances, they infringe upon our fundamental rights to live, think and speak freely. In elevating the frivolous, they cheapen the sacrosanct.
Fourth: This just in: stairs are now illegal!
Well, not quite. But a stairway built in a public space, with an elevator within 130 meters, sparked a 12-year fight in the courts and the Tribunal that culminated in the complainant receiving his own taxpayer-funded committee from which to dictate accessibility requirements in other public projects.
Great. Let’s give every complainant their own fief.
Fifth: Ah, the ever-expanding list of human rights: we now have a human right to site an addiction recovery facility wherever we darn well please, thankyouverymuch. Neighbors can go eat cake.