Wednesday, March 31, 2010

And Now a Message From Our Queen Censor

Sayeth la Lynch re upcoming commissariat plans (with my bolds and snarky comments in brackets):

In June 2011, the repeal of section 67 of the Canadian Human Rights Act will be fully implemented and First Nations peoples living under the Indian Act will have full access to human rights protection for the first time in Canadian history. (Alas, if you're a non-native on a Mohawk reserve, you're plum out of luck rights-wise, paleface.)

This exciting and historic change exemplifies the evolutionary nature of human rights in Canada—as our society evolves, new challenges emerge. Adapting and responding to those new challenges requires commitment from employers, service providers, non-governmental organizations, and communities. Everyone has a role in creating and nurturing a human rights culture within Canada. (Some creatures "evolve"; others--like "human rights" in Canada--mutate. And if it's all the same to you, Jen, I'm too busy nurturing my own kid to nuture your sappy "human rights" culture.)
In the coming year, the Canadian Human Rights Commission's activities will be guided by two priorities that strive to influence positive and lasting change. (Only two? Sounds like you're slowing down.)

Our first priority is to work with First Nations to develop and increase their capacity to address human rights issues within their own communities. Working closely with First Nations groups, we will raise awareness of the Employment Equity Act and the Canadian Human Rights Act; enhance understanding of collective rights in the application of the latter; invest in learning programs and events to help First Nations and other Aboriginal organizations prevent discrimination; and provide support to First Nations communities wishing to create or adapt internal redress processes. (You mean native sentencing circles with a "human rights" spin? Hands up anyone who thinks that's going to work.)

Our second priority is to provide federally regulated organizations with the tools and information necessary to create a self-sustaining human rights culture—an environment where human rights are integrated into daily practice, where every individual feels respected and equal; and where all can make for themselves the careers that they are able and wish to have, free from discrimination. As well, the investment made in preventing discrimination is a prudent business practice. (Welcome to the Trudeaupia. Shut your mouth, plaster a smug, self-satisfied smile on your face and let Jen and the gang push you around and there won't be any problems.)
To assist organizations moving toward a self-sustaining human rights culture, the Commission will develop more model policies on key human rights issues; create a framework for identifying and addressing systemic issues; document alternative dispute resolution processes used by employers and service providers; and pilot the Integrated Human Rights Maturity Model, which is a roadmap for implementing workforce practices that continuously improve the organization's human rights capacity. (An immaturity model, more like, since Jen's "human rights" bureacracy consistently infantilizes businesses and citizenry.)
The Commission's accomplishments are possible because our workforce has the ability to collaborate, innovate, and draw from a deep pool of diverse skills and expertise. It is a privilege to lead people dedicated to promoting and protecting equality rights. I am proud of the work that they do. Their commitment to excellence, rooted firmly in our statute's purpose, that "all individuals should have an opportunity equal with other individuals to make for themselves the lives that they are able and wish to have," free from discrimination, is an inspiration. (Maybe to you. To others it's oppressive, onerous,  smothering and burdensome. And the same applies to you, Queenie.)
         

6 comments:

Michael Brandon said...

Blah, Blah BLAH!!!

I can't wait to feel all equal all over. Oops, I'm a white anglo saxon male and a Catholic to boot. Guess that puts me at the bottom of the equality matrix.

"The Commission's accomplishments are possible because our workforce has the ability to collaborate, innovate, and draw from a deep pool of diverse skills and expertise." Bottomless pit more likely.

To paraphrase a bad lawyer joke, what's a bunch of J Ly's folks in the bottom of a deep pool - a start.

Gotta run. I'm about to be sick.

Unknown said...

Good Pitcher!

Ms. Doubt49 said...

All government organizations should hire people on the basis of skill and intelligence, right? Ummmm, wonder how many Joos the TTC has hired lately - not only drivers, but office staff as well.
Just asking.

Jim R said...

"where every individual feels respected and equal"

Regardless of behaviors, effort or competence. Everyone gets a trophy you see.

Jenny has yet to grow up. Heck, she talks like she's yet to graduate from kindergarten....and actually impressed by that mantel full of trophies.

scaramouche said...

She looks good as a redhead, though, don't you think?

Michael Brandon said...

Boy, am I confused?

She's the redhead. I thought she was the pig.

Ooh! I hopes that's not a discriminatory comment.

Can pigs file CHRC claims?