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But some animals are more equal than others

From the Ontario Human Rightsribunal has dismissed a complaint against a women’s studies professor who fought a Catholic volunteerism program at Brock University, saying [the professor’s] anti-Catholic comments were offensive, but not akin to discrimination.

Although the complainant was treated differently due to his religious beliefs, the tribunal wrote “I cannot see how the respondent’s comments about him were vexatious, or known or ought reasonably to be known to be unwelcome, no matter how personally offensive and hurtful he found them to be. Accordingly, the respondent’s comments did not amount to substantive discrimination.”

In an interesting and yet predictable twist, we see that some complainants are less protected by the human rights codes than others. George Orwell predicted this type of behaviour already back in 1945.

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