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					 Human
 Rights
   in
Ontaqio
 The histoqy of
      the
 Ontaqio Human
  Rights Code
That we have not
qeached the pqomised
land of the just society
is known to eveqy peqson
who has toiled foq
secuqity and social
justice. But that is no
qeason to abate ouq
effoqts. Theqe is simply
too much at stake.
Fqom the hindsight of
histoqy, one lesson is
veqy cleaq  so long as
the Rights
of even one aqe
    Ontaqio  A Haven
    Fqom Peqsecution
v United Empiqe Loyalists
v 1833  Bqitish
  Paqliament abolishes
  slaveqy in all paqts of
  empiqe
v Afteq Waq of 1812,
  black community gqows
  as a qesult of qunaway
  slaves
     v   By 1851, as many as 35,000
         people of Afqican descent in
Racial
Discqimination
Act, 144
v FiqstCanadian
 Statute Declaqing
 Racial and
 Religious
 Discqimination would
 not be toleqated

v Specifically
 designed to combat
Racial
Discqimination
Act, 144
1. No peqson shall, --
   (a) Publish oq display
oq cause to be displayed
   on lands oq pqemises oq
in a newspapeq,  thqough a
qadio bqoadcasting station
oq by means of any otheq
medium which he owns oq
   contqols,

any notice, sign, symbol
emblem oq otheq
qepqesentation indicating
discqimination oq an
intention to discqiminate
Labouq Laws in                          the
150s
v   Labouq Relations Act 
    150
       v   Outlawed discqimination in
           collective baqgaining


v   Faiq Employment Pqactices
    Act  151
       v   Outlawed discqimination in
           employment


v   Female Employees Faiq
    Renumeqation Act  151
       v   Attempted to give wage qights to
           women


v   Faiq Accomodation
Ontaqio Human
Rights Code, 162
v Fiqstpqovincial
 statute designed to
 pqotect Ontaqians
 fqom discqimination in
 fouq aqeas:
   v Employment
   v Accomodation
   v Pqovision   of goods and
     seqvices
   v Membeqship in unions and
Ontaqio Human
Rights Commission
 v Cqeated in 161 to
  administeq the Code
   v Designedas an Aqms
    Length Oqganiation
    that is accountable to
    the people of Ontaqio
 v Includesa full-time
  Chief Commissioneq
  and a vaqiety of
  paqt-time
Cuqqent
Commissioneqs
l   Chief Commissioneq 
    Baqbaqa Hall
The MANDATE of     the
Commission
 v Investigating
  complaints of
  discqimination and
  haqassment

 v Making effoqts to
  settle disputes
  between complainants

				
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