Sunday, November 23, 2008

More reason to have public review of CHRC

Seldom does a day go by that I don’t see something disturbing about the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) that justifies a public inquiry into that organization.

Both Mark and I were spooked by our experience at the CHRC. It was unlike any other government office we have ever seen. Talk about ‘faceless bureaucracy!’ It is absolutely frightening that these people, who spend their days hidden behind a security guard and bulletproof glass, have the power to utterly destroy the lives of Canadians, and they don't even have to look their victims in the eyes.” – Free Dominion 

This group was set up originally to deal expeditiously with cases of discrimination in the workplace and housing. A worthy objective no doubt. But now, with “hate speech” added to their mandate, they seem to be operating in a fashion more familiar to those who lived behind the Iron Curtain than one would expect of a government agency in an open western society.

The most recent case in point is outlined at Ezra Lavant’s blog. Mr. Levant tells us about the rather bizarre experiences folks from Free Dominion had when they visited the CHRC’s offices at Ottawa. Recommended reading for all.

You couln’t make this stuff up, and, if it wasn’t such a serious subject, you’d have a good laugh.smleaf

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