The Ontario Human Rights Commission website has changed a little since I last visited it a few years ago, and I couldn’t find the same quotes that appalled me back then: but they’re still crazy, still committed to “a vision where everyone feels they are an important part of the community…” Note the word “feels.” We are about to dive into the wonderful world of regulation based on people’s feelings.
Anyhow, here are a few quotes from OHRC’s official site (http://www.hireimmigrants.ca/2012/07/18/human-rights-in-the-ontario-workplace-what-you-need-to-know/).
The tricky part is when “intent is not required” in cases of discrimination, which you can be guilty of “even if he or she doesn’t mean to…” This would be “constructive adverse discrimination” which “might not be intentional.” It’s so hard to avoid breaking the law when you really don’t know what the law is.
And so the orcs from ORHC see it as their mission to regulate “policies, practices, and patterns of behavior and attitudes (including organizational culture)…” They are careful not to define, exactly, “organizational culture,” which, five years ago, included “interpersonal relationships.” In other words, they claimed the authority to tell you whom your friends should be. I couldn’t find that particular language there today, but I would be surprised to learn that the spirit of it has been abated.
So there you have it–a vision of government control over practically every little nuance of human life.
Somehow a heaven designed by sinful human beings always winds up looking like a hell.