Human Rights Commission Tag

21 Dec 2011 MP Woodworth Bravely Ignites Abortion Debate

ARPA Note: Be sure to send Mr. Woodworth ([email protected]) a thank-you note for standing up for the unborn. Globe and Mail, Dec 21 2011: An Ontario Conservative MP says Parliament must take another look at whether unborn babies deserve to be treated as human beings, a move that could ultimately challenge the ability to terminate pregnancies with abortion. Stephen Woodworth, the member for Kitchener Centre, said in a news release Wednesday that a majority of Canadians wrongly believe the law protects the fundamental...

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08 Nov 2011 Veganism: The Next Frontier!

National Post, Nov 8 2011: T Sinem Ketenci, 37, who immigrated from Turkey as a young woman and studied at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay before doing a master’s at Ryerson, alleges a senior professor disagreed with her comparison of maltreated animals with marginalized people, said the connection was “very inhuman and racist,” and pressured Ms.
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26 Oct 2011 House of Commons Supports Langley MP Motion to Prevent the Murder of Albino Children in Tanzania

Press Release, October 26 2011: “An unimaginable evil is happening in parts of Africa. Body parts of people with albinism are being hacked off and sold to witch doctors with deadly results. They believe that the body parts of albinos have magical powers, capable of bringing riches,” declares Langley MP Mark Warawa. “In one instance, a Tanzanian trader was caught with the head of an albino baby. He was to be paid for the head by its weight.”  “Under the cover of darkness, a group of vicious hunters in northwestern Tanzania charged into the room of another victim. Bib-i-ana's pale young body was pinned down and one of her little legs was hacked off as her sister screamed in horror.”
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21 Sep 2011 Creed-Based Human Rights and the OHRC

The Ontario Human Rights Commission is teaming up with the University of Toronto Faculty of Law to host a " community dialogue community dialogue " And what have those effects been? Well, the Ontario Human Rights Code has forced Christian charities to hire non-Christians (a violation of the freedom of religious association), it has forced Christian business people to engage in work that violates their freedom of conscience, it has interfered with internal church discipline matters, and it has stifled religious expression time and again.
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26 Aug 2011 Another example of how Multiculturalism Isn’t Working

André Schutten - I guess one of the problems with the idea of multi-culturalism is that for it to work, it has to be a two way street. Certainly, if my culture has to make room for your culture, than your culture should also have to make room for mine. And the idea that we share in many cultures on a language level, or an arts level, or a cuisine level, is actually really cool. I enjoy Italian food and Dragon-boat races and hookah pipes and German Baroque music...

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16 Aug 2011 Ontario Joins Other Provinces In Reviewing Human Rights Commission

ARPA Note: This is a great example of how your continued efforts have an impact. Please continue to urge your MPP or MLA to make changes to the HRC in your province. Toronto Star, August 13 2011: Ontario is launching a one-year probe into the province’s human rights watchdog. Toronto lawyer Andrew Pinto will examine changes made in 2008 to the Human Rights Code — including if the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario is effectively doing its job. Earlier this year, Progressive Conservative Leader...

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