The Liberal Party war roomer, Warren Kinsella, tells us on his blog on Sunday, how “The newly-minted Ontario Conservative leader wants to get rid of the Human Rights Tribunal.” Then he goes on to imply that the move is bad because:
“…if you are black, and someone has denied you a job because of that. It is if you are a Jew, and a will prevents you from buying a piece of land because of your faith. It is if you are gay, and someone has refused to provide you with a motel room for the night. It is if you are sexually harassed at work. It is if your union won't accommodate you because you are in a wheelchair. It is if a golf course won't let you play, because of your religion.”
Now here’s where he plays around with the truth.
Here’s a direct quotation from the Hudak campaign’s May 12 announcement on the subject:
“Tim proposes that the [Ontario Human Rights] Tribunal be scrapped in favour of a court-based system operating under the rules of evidence. Complaints would go to specially trained judges, similar to the existing Domestic Violence and Family Law Courts.” [Emphasis is mine.]
In Mr. Kinsella’s June 28, 2009 post, he neglects to point out that Mr. Hudak promises to replace the Human Rights Tribunal with “a court-based system operating under the rules of evidence.” To have mentioned this, of course, would have made his paragraph (quoted above) at best, nonsensical, or at worst, untrue.
Tim Hudak’s announcement made it plain that Ontario residents will not only not lose human rights protection, but will gain by having those rights protected by a court of law. As a lawyer, how can Mr. Kinsella see this as a bad thing?
Just more dirty tricks and half-truths from the “modern-day Machiavelli” as Mr. Kinsella is referred to on his blog.
I guess when you don’t have a pound of steak to sell, you package it with pork and pass it off as steak—and Liberals know a lot about pork.
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