Canadian Human Rights Commission

Canada Needs to Walk the Talk on Multiculturalism

David Langtry | Posted 11.12.2014 | Canada Politics
David Langtry

Is ethnic discrimination alive and well in Canada? Not according to a new CBC poll published this week in which 75 per cent of respondents say Canada is "a welcoming place for all ethnicities." An Insights West poll reported in the Vancouver Sun last month suggests, by contrast, that Canadians are not terribly willing to face the facts about ethnic discrimination, and that it is a bigger problem than most would like to think.

Feds Ponying Up $150 Million To Settle With Nurses

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.02.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - A group of nurses and their union say the federal government has agreed to pay them more than $150 million in a pay-equity settlement that da...

Watching the Watchdog: Maclean's Misses the Mark

Tim Knight | Posted 08.25.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

You'd have thought Maclean's would have blazoned the death of Section 13 all over its front cover. With a massive headline along the lines of "SCREW YOU, CENSORS!!!" Or "WE WON!!!" Instead, the cover featured a generic picture of an innocuous youngish woman and an innocuous youngish man grinning maniacally and the silly headline: "The majority of us are singles. So why do we still live in a couples world?"

Lemire's Right to Free Speech Vs. Ours

Avi Benlolo | Posted 03.11.2012 | Canada Politics
Avi Benlolo

The question of Section 13 of Canada's Human Rights Act (CHRA) dealing with hate speech has come to a head over the case of Marc Lemire, who was the last president of the neo-Nazi white supremacist group, Heritage Front, and is now a webmaster of a controversial site created in the name of free speech.

Human Rights Complaint Filed Against Harper's New Spin Doctor

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.03.2011 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - A separatist firebrand in Quebec has filed an official complaint against Prime Minister Stephen Harper's new choice for communications dire...