Blazing Cat Fur has done some excellent journalism here and exposed something all Canadians need to know about. Please do take the time to click this link and check it thoroughly. There is too much at stake here to not be careful and analytical about it. Check the links and sources as well. Some quotes below:
Very ugly news has surfaced in the LPC policy discussion document which should guarantee that the Liberals never be allowed to govern again.
I’ve written about the CHRC’s latest efforts to implement “Social Condition” as a prohibited ground of discrimination in the CHRA here and here – it is a naked power grab which should be vigorously opposed.
What will “Social Condition” entail? Does the Sub-Prime Mortgage mess ring a bell: For instance, financial institutions may assume that all people who have low paying jobs are an unacceptable risk for a loan.
We were told during our consultations that complaints were filed with the Commission on behalf of single mothers denied mortgages because they were on welfare or could not meet minimum income requirements.
I’d say goodbye property rights but we don’t have any written in our charter.
Or, an employer may impose unnecessary job requirements that deny employment to capable people who have low literacy skills as a result of their social disadvantage.
Now with the proposed inclusion of “citizenship status” one can only assume the Liberals are cultivating brave new victim class voting blocks – Can you say Gitmo Inmates for Ignatieff?
BE IT RESOLVED that the Liberal Party of Canada urge the next government to ensure that:
• the mandate of the CHRC is expanded to include type of citizenship status and socio-economic class as a ground of discrimination