Comment 122954

By KevinLove (registered) | Posted May 24, 2018 at 01:30:22 in reply to Comment 122953

There are very, very good reasons why the Saskatchewan and Canadian bills of rights are enforced by the courts, and not by a bureaucratic human rights commission. It was believed that the courts could be trusted to refrain from the exercise of arbitrary power far more than a bureaucratic commission.

In particular, there was a grave concern that such a bureaucratic commission would fail to respect the rights of the people to freedom of association, freedom of speech and freedom of religion. It was believed that the courts would do a much better job of balancing the goal of reducing discrimination with respecting the rights of freedom of association, speech and religion.

There are also very, very good reasons why mandatory re-education was not sanctioned by these pieces of legislation. This was seen as a tyrannical exercise of power by thought police to attempt to control people's beliefs.

Fortunately, this concern has not become reality. Instead, let me describe what happened when one of my former employers undertook this re-education for all of its employees. Everyone signed in at the beginning of the session. Then they worked on their email and other work-related activities while studiously ignoring the re-education that was being presented up front. So instead of being a tyrannical exercise of power by thought police to control people's beliefs, it was an exercise in passive resistance.

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