Did you know that human rights laws are not equal for everyone in Canada?
Through conversations with Derek From of the Canadian Constitution Foundation, a group that fights for our freedoms, I often hear about backwards laws and red tape that infringe on our constitutional rights.
Watch as I compare and contrast a couple of human rights cases that demonstrate the unequal treatment complainants can receive solely based on who’s doing the complaining.
In one instance a lesbian heckled by a comedian won when she took her case to the BC Human Rights Tribunal and he was made to pay $15,000 for hurting her “dignity, feelings and self-respect”.
But in another instance, a white, Christian male who filed a complaint with the Alberta Human Rights Commission against death metal band, “Deicide”, for lyrics that included incitement to violence, like “kill the Christian”, had his case dismissed.
Expression shouldn’t ever be punished in the name of free speech but more and more we see liberty eroding in this country and that some human rights are more equal than others.