Human “rights” commissions are long past being fixable. Barry Cooper explains why they should be shut down.
Canada’s Human Rights Commissions are akin to “show trials” that have long existed in other, less free countries and to which Canadians once thought we would always be immune. Dr. Barry Cooper from the University of Calgary, Cooper advises Americans to learn from Canada’s poor example on free speech, and for Canadians to both beware of and ridicule the “human rights” bodies that are now the proper object of scorn.
New Frontier Centre report warns U.S. academics of Canada’s injurious record on free speech.
The idea of progress is not utopian; it is about improvement. In a public policy context, for example, the relevant issue is not whether a policy change achieves a perfect solution but whether it is a move in the right direction.
They are now the most powerful lobbying force in the land. You can see the results of their campaigns on park benches, on street corners, on station platforms – and now their hectoring signage is sprouting on desolate beaches and …
The recent alleged “honour killings” in Kingston, Ontario are an unpleasant reminder that the emancipation of women envisioned by John Stuart Mill in the 19th century are not yet a reality for many women around the world.
Proposals being studied by the CRTC that would allow large ISPs to “throttle” internet traffic are more about controlling competition than preventing internet congestion.
It just get wackier at Canada’s human rights commissions. In her summer attempt to defend so-called human rights commissions and tribunals from their detractors, the head of the Canadian Human Rights Commission. Too bad the chief commissioner is being disingenuous about what the CHRC has been up to.
Compounding the problem of meddling councillors is the even more insidious practice of local bureaucrats weighing into the debate. Somehow these unelected local officials believe that they have a right to impose their world view on the citizenry.