Currently there are instances where people / institutions can be exempted from some provisions of Human Rights Codes and Charters etc, on the basis that religious beliefs and practices are more important and can trump human rights. This needs to be changed. All of the provisions in human rights codes and legislation must take precedence over religious beliefs. Yes this is not just a provincial issue, but falls under ...more »
Imagine your little boy lives down the street from a shiny new school with new computers and air conditioning, within walking distance, but he's not allowed to attend this school because he's not "special" enough. Imagine your daughter just graduated with her BA in Education and she wasn't allowed to even apply to over HALF the jobs in her Province because she's not one of those "special" people - regardless of her intellect ...more »
CCAC personnel need thorough education / training & accountability regarding the subtler forms of elder abuse and discrimination.
Attempting to force unwanted / unnecessary choices on an elderly person because the CCAC thinks it would be "good for" the individual is a form of elder abuse, and is a form of patronizing paternalistic discrimination against the individual because of his/her age.
Re: CCAC Accountability Re LTC placement: 1. Some kind of independent external body needs to constantly monitor CCACs to ensure they adhere to the legislation regarding clients' legal rights and LTC placement. 2. Each CCAC needs an internal officer responsible for ensuring the agency follows the law and respects the clients' rights regarding LTC placement 3. CCACs need to be subject to significant penalties when ...more »
The Ontario Human Rights Commission has identified a need for doctors to end their stigma against persons with mental health and addictions. The Ministry of Health needs to be held accountable for implementing a strong policy to end this. Doctors should not be allowed to violate human rights while the government looks the other way. Alcohol addiction is a disability. Persons with this disease currently must wait 6 months ...more »
The goverrnment should not be allowed to dismiss discrimination or use taxpayers' money to do so. Deb Matthews is turning a blind eye to discrimination in transplant hospitals and paid lawyers to bury the HRTO case that challenged this policy. This is not fairness or justice.
Canada recognizes Black History Month. Many schools provide programs / activities related to this. This is excellent. However:
The history of all minorities in Canada should be acknowledged, honoured and taught in Ontario schools.
Canada is one of the most tolerant and inclusive nation-states in the world, a fact that the vast majority of Canadians regard with a sense of immense pride. Canadians can feel secure in the knowledge that they are all equal before and under the law, and have the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination and, in particular, without discrimination based on race, national or ethnic ...more »