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Against the Grain: The Vultures of False Equivalency Descend

I really shouldn’t be surprised that even the much beloved Humans of New York decided it was Trump supporters who needed to be humanized in the wake of at least ~700 hate crimes committed in the past 3 days targeting almost entirely minorities.

 

Okay, so, I have some thoughts.

Commentators rushed forth to . . . → Read More: Against the Grain: The Vultures of False Equivalency Descend

Against the Grain: Vocabulary’s got nothin’ to do with it

Content Notice: Victim blaming, trans-antagonism, reclamation of t-word slur

Perhaps it was good fortune that I caught a bug and started drowning in my lungs. I recognized earlier this week that I was very tense from working back-to-back for such a protracted period of time and even though I earmarked some time this weekend to . . . → Read More: Against the Grain: Vocabulary’s got nothin’ to do with it

Against the Grain: What happens in the US doesn’t stay in the US

The question of what America’s progressives are going to do next is a complex one. There are many US analysts attempting to dissect the bloated carcass of the 2016 election and for my part I’m probably going to take a while to really take stock in terms of action in the United States. I’ve started . . . → Read More: Against the Grain: What happens in the US doesn’t stay in the US

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday August 30, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Aug 30, 2016 at 7:05am PDTOntario employers are prohibited from discrimination and harassmen… . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday August 30, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Aug 30, 2016 at 7:05am PDTOntario employers are prohibited from discrimination and harassmen… . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here is you daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday April 12, 2016. Today we are talking about Employment Law.A video posted by @wiselaw on Apr 12, 2016 at 6:14am PDTOntario employees are prohibited from discrimination and harassment against any employ… . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Not Coffee You Dirty Sodomites!

Get out the duct tape! You’ll need it to keep your jaw from hitting the floor over how amazingly absurd this fine christian preacher is. Because people are protesting outside of his church they must be Sodomites and by extension the coffee that they are serving must be infused with semen.

Yes, I know. So . . . → Read More: Dead Wild Roses: The DWR Sunday Religious Disservice – Not Coffee You Dirty Sodomites!

The Canadian Progressive: International Youth Day: Youth and Mental Illness

by: Public Service Alliance of Canada | Posted Thu. Aug 13, 2014

August 12 is International Youth Day, a day endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1999 in a resolution upon the recommendation by the World Conference of Minsters Responsible for Youth. This year’s theme is “Youth and Mental Health.”

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THE FIFTH COLUMN: Much Ado About Religious Accommodation

Much is being made of a decision by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) managers at Toronto’s Pearson airport to allow a small group of Hindu priests to avoid screening by female border guards to comply with their religious beliefs.

Apparently some female CBSA officers feel that they were discriminated against by this decision. I could . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: Much Ado About Religious Accommodation

THE FIFTH COLUMN: Much Ado About Religious Accommodation

Much is being made of a decision by Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) managers at Toronto’s Pearson airport to allow a small group of Hindu priests to avoid screening by female border guards to comply with their religious beliefs. Apparently some f… . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: Much Ado About Religious Accommodation

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: When Is A Policy A Non-Policy?

When it involves the Catholic Independent Schools of Vancouver Archdiocese making a policy on "accommodating" transgender students.

At first glance, this almost seems like a reasonable document. There are lots of "The schools shall do this" and "shall provide that" statements, and it almost looks as though they made reasonably well informed effort.

. . . → Read More: The Cracked Crystal Ball II: When Is A Policy A Non-Policy?

Melissa Fong: National Anthem: A poem; “Year of reconciliation? Prove it.”

A poem on our state of denial.

Wise Law Blog: Section 46.1 of the Ontario Human Rights Code: Civil Remedies for Human Rights Claims:

BY SIMRAN BAKSHI, STUDENT-AT-LAW, WISE LAW OFFICEThe enactment of section 46.1 of the Ontario Human Rights Code in June of 2008 provided for a much-awaited civil remedy for human rights claims. The expectation was that a number of human rights cases, particularly those closely related to a civil cause of action would be diverted to . . . → Read More: Wise Law Blog: Section 46.1 of the Ontario Human Rights Code: Civil Remedies for Human Rights Claims:

Politics, Re-Spun: IKEA: Swedish for Discrimination Against Workers

Values, discrimination, the Swedish way: all these ideas are in the mix as stakeholders of IKEA’s treatment of workers express how they feel about IKEA’s plan to break its union in Richmond, BC.

We’ve been writing about this new front line in Canada’s war against workers for months now. But the members of Teamsters Local . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: IKEA: Swedish for Discrimination Against Workers

Art Threat: Children 404: help fund a film exposing Russia’s crackdown on LGBTQ youth

In the Fall of 2013 a Russian documentary filmmaker contacted numerous LGBTQ activists and filmmakers in Canada and the United States with whom they had worked with in previous years to screen their films. The message they sent was a request to help fund a film that they believe desperately needs to be made: a . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Children 404: help fund a film exposing Russia’s crackdown on LGBTQ youth

drive-by planet: Pavlos Fissas’ accused killer Giorgos Roupakias had Golden Dawn links: killing adds fuel to Greek anti-austerity protests

 Top: Killah_P  Beneath: Suspect Giorgos Roupakias in custody and shrine at killing site

On September 17, Greek hip-hop artist Pavlos Fissas aka Killah P was stabbed to death in the Amfiali/Keratsini neighborhood of Piraeus (about 10 miles from downtown Athens). He was ambushed by neo-Nazis linked to the far-right Golden Dawn party. According . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Pavlos Fissas’ accused killer Giorgos Roupakias had Golden Dawn links: killing adds fuel to Greek anti-austerity protests

Dead Wild Roses: Russia: The Westboro Baptist of Nations

Ms.Betty Bowers thoughts on the 2014 Olympics.

Filed under: Ethics, Gender Issues, International Affairs Tagged: bigotry, discrimination, Olympics, Russia

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THE FIFTH COLUMN: The Bottom Line on the Parti Québécois Proposed Values Charter

I was going to write a long blog post on this but since so much has been written about it I think this captures the spirit and intent of the proposal succinctly.

The bottom line on Quebec’s proposed values charter is that you can visit a hospital named after a saint with a crucifix in . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: The Bottom Line on the Parti Québécois Proposed Values Charter

THE FIFTH COLUMN: The Bottom Line on the Parti Québécois Proposed Values Charter

I was going to write a long blog post on this but since so much has been written about it I think this captures the spirit and intent of the proposal succinctly. The bottom line on Quebec’s proposed values charter is that you can visit a hospital name… . . . → Read More: THE FIFTH COLUMN: The Bottom Line on the Parti Québécois Proposed Values Charter

The Progressive Economics Forum: What UBC and SMU’s rape chant scandals say about women in the Canadian economy

The news of UBC Sauder Business School students chanting about rape of underage girls during a FROSH week event has generated much outrage. As it should.

While the chant might seem like an isolated incident, it is not. The recent rape chant scandals in UBC and in St Mary’s University in Halifax are evidence of . . . → Read More: The Progressive Economics Forum: What UBC and SMU’s rape chant scandals say about women in the Canadian economy

Politics and its Discontents: Quebec’s Purity Values Charter

The following is reported in today’s Vancouver Sun about Quebec’s impending purity values charter:

The Quebec government has released plans for a “values charter” that would impose unique-in-North America restrictions on religious clothing for employees at all government institutions starting with schools, hospitals and courts.

If adopted by the legislature, the plan would apply to . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Quebec’s Purity Values Charter

The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Creating Hierarchies of Rights

Recently, we have had a series of stories where there have been arguments put forth that there should be “exemptions” in non-discrimination laws for religious beliefs.

Yesterday’s column by Licia Corbella in the Calgary Herald positively oozed with a smug sense of religious entitlement, and attempted to hold atheists responsible for the acts of . . . → Read More: The Cracked Crystal Ball II: Creating Hierarchies of Rights

Facing Autism in New Brunswick: 2 Harmful Acts: Autism Hate Letter And CHEO Removing Autistic Child With GDD From Early Intervention Program

The notorious autism hate letter that targeted an Ontario family and their autistic child has sparked horror and outrage around the world.  As the father of a 17 year old son with severe autistic disorder, profound developmental delays and tonic-clonic (grand mal) seizures I recoiled when I heard the news of this hateful act . . . → Read More: Facing Autism in New Brunswick: 2 Harmful Acts: Autism Hate Letter And CHEO Removing Autistic Child With GDD From Early Intervention Program

The Canadian Progressive: Desmond Tutu: I’d not worship a God who is homophobic

Iconic retired archbishop Desmond Tutu denounces religions that discriminate against gays, declares he’d not worship a God who is homophobic.

The post Desmond Tutu: I’d not worship a God who is homophobic appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: Waterloo Must Amend Discriminatory Rental Housing Licensing Bylaw: Ontario Human Rights Commission

The Ontario Human Rights Commission’s report on its inquiry into housing licensing in the City of Waterloo is out. It urges the city to remove discriminatory sections of its rental housing licensing bylaw to advance human rights for disadvantaged Human Rights Code-protected groups.

The post Waterloo Must Amend Discriminatory Rental Housing Licensing Bylaw: Ontario Human . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Waterloo Must Amend Discriminatory Rental Housing Licensing Bylaw: Ontario Human Rights Commission