Protection for Appearance-Based Discrimination in Canada

What protection is there for being discriminated on the basis of one’s appearance?  The answer is “not much.” At present, in Canada, there is no legislation that explicitly prohibits discrimination based solely on appearance.[1]  What little protection exists is found in human rights statutes and must be tied to enumerated, prohibited grounds of discrimination. “Human … Continue reading Protection for Appearance-Based Discrimination in Canada

My wedding was perfect – and I was fat as hell the whole time | Life and style | The Guardian

It’s wedding season!  That means cake, dresses and rings.  It may also mean that millions of brides the world over are desperately trying to lose 5, 10 or 30 lbs before the big day… Stop. You’re fine just the way you are. 🙂  Your fiance or fiancee obviously thinks so…and if not, ditch ’em. I … Continue reading My wedding was perfect – and I was fat as hell the whole time | Life and style | The Guardian

Barbara Kay: Of course Justin Trudeau wants bilingual judges: he’s the product of bilingual privilege

Kudos to Justice Russell Brown. But “bilingual privilege”? Has our notion of what privilege is and who possesses it gone too far? I’m unconvinced that the argument of bilingual privilege holds water. Privilege implies that some people are denied access, even if they tried or wanted to. As far as I’m concerned, most, if not … Continue reading Barbara Kay: Of course Justin Trudeau wants bilingual judges: he’s the product of bilingual privilege