Former Toronto mayor, Barbara Hall, is to human rights what Elizabeth May is to the environment: self-styled, ultra-left-wing, morally superior twits with grossly inflated views of their expertise in their respective areas. Both are, as they say, legends in their own minds.
Barbara Hall, chief commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission, believes her “… commission can offer the [Superior] court assistance and expertise in the area of accommodation particularly in relation to discrimination based on creed or religious belief.”
The hearing stems from a ruling by provincial court Justice Norris Weisman, who ruled that a female witness must remove the veil that covers everything but her eyes while testifying at the hearing of two men accused of sexually assaulting her.
The prosecution’s rebuttal was that the veil is an article of “religious dress” and she should be allowed to wear it if that is her preference.
Judge Weisman noted that the witness had a driver’s licence with a photo of her without a niqab and that “numerous males in modern society” might see the non-veiled picture.
Hall’s commission says it can assist the court in interpreting the Ontario Human Rights Code and help explain issues of human rights.
Can you believe the incredible hubris of this woman?