Rolling Back Human Rights in BC
As deadline for submissions on draft legislation passes, human rights expert says proposed changes no improvement to system
(Vancouver) Human rights expert Shelagh Day says the provincial government's recommended changes to BC's human rights system are a giant step in the wrong direction. She says the proposed new legislation takes the public interest out of the system and reduces it to a complaint-handling system for private disputes. The deadline for submissions on the draft legislation, Bill 53,a was yesterday.