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  • EDfromRED
    April 01, 2013 - 20:30

    Looks like the people who have been making these lousy decisions, and harming Justice and Democracy in this province have been reading "The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich"...but just the "Rise" portions.

  • joseph
    April 01, 2013 - 17:17

    Bud, you are half right. The rich are the only ones who can afford to fight for their rights and they seem to have more rights than the common person. We are just the ones who keep this country running with our enormous tax burden.

  • Robert
    April 01, 2013 - 14:30

    I'm not surprised with this as Government is one of, if noit the most frequent, violator of human rights in the province. I worked for government since 1975 until last year and currently have an investigation on going through human rights. Government's human rights compliance is reprehensible.

  • J
    April 01, 2013 - 12:01

    This is actually very good. This will force the HRC to focus on actual violations of the code and not take up every little grievance. As I am sure you are all aware anyone caught on the wrong side of the HRC has to pay out of their own pocket. People should use google to read some of the more ludicrous cases that have been heard across Canada and won.

    • Common Sense
      April 01, 2013 - 12:50

      J, every human rights commission in Canada functions differently. Read about the way the NL one works before you throw out statements like that. It's different from other commissions.

    • Clare Butt
      April 01, 2013 - 14:37

      This is a bad thing - I agree that some human rights commissions have taken up frivolous cases now and then, and at times the complaints have even endangered freedom of speech. But we still a strong human rights commission - so few of our laws are actually enforced nowadays, why should we tolerate their further erosion?

  • Redgrave
    April 01, 2013 - 11:28

    I feel bad for John Walsh since he is in such a noble department of government with his hands tied. This is yet another blatant violation of the Canadian Charter. Maintenance of these departments is mandatory and was agreed upon many decades ago...INCLUDING NEWFOUNDLAND!!!

  • whatever bud
    April 01, 2013 - 11:17

    I didn't think people actually had human rights anymore...

    • Jorge Villanueva
      April 01, 2013 - 17:39

      Human Rights? It's like an umbrella, you won't miss it until it rains.