Ontario Human rights Reform - A call to Action

The Toronto Star March 23 2006
Hope reforms will redress unfairness
Reforms to rights agency opposed March 17.

Any reform of the Ontario Human Rights Commission must, in my view as an employer, put an end to its automatic bias against respondents.

The commission, regrettably, appears to have become a court of last resort to which unscrupulous lawyers often lead their clients when no other remedy exists

in law for their real or imagined grievances. The respondents must then bankrupt themselves with legal fees to prove their innocence while complainants are furnished with free legal counselling and ancillary support.

As things currently stand, it should be renamed the Human Wrongs Commission. The proposed reforms, hopefully, will redress this most unfair situation.

John Bruce,
Niagara Falls, Ont.