Sunday, April 22, 2012

Finally, Someone Has Noticed

...that the Wildrose Human Rights platform goes a wee bit beyond repealing the hate speech section of the.  From WK's Sun column today:

Wildrose’s platform wants to kill a section of the Alberta Human Rights Act that prohibits posting of signs like “no blacks” and “no Jews” for employment or lodging or service.

It sounds kooky, but its true.  I've written about it here, but Jennifer Koshan at Canadian Lawyer Magazine spotted it first.  The Wildrose platform does not only seek to eliminate the prohibition against publications, notices, signs, symbols, emblems or other representations that might likely to "expose a person or a class of persons to hatred or contempt", but also would eliminate the prohibition against publications and etc. that indicate an intention to discriminate against a person or a class of persons.  Which really does mean that you would be allowed to post "only Whites need apply" signs.

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