I know there is some interest around The League about Canada’s Human Rights Commissions, and the silliness that often emanates. Well, how about this:
In a novel case before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario in Ottawa Monday, Howson argued that the city discriminated against her on the grounds of family status by not letting her build a parking pad in front of her house.
Ms. Howson may have a legitimate complaint about zoning rules (though, the City claims she never applied for permission to build her parking pad), but perhaps the I’m-Being-Discriminated-Against card shouldn’t be pulled out quite so quickly.
It is, perhaps, telling that she’s a former investigator for the Ontario Human Rights Commission.