Saturday, October 22, 2011

"Stereotyping," "Discriminating" Against Drunks and Nut-Jobs Illegal in Barbara's Hall-acious Ontario

Those busy little societal perfectionists of the Ontario "Human Rights" Commission are at it again. They're beavering away at their latest task: commanding Ontarians to hire, employ, and rent apartments to those who may be  seriously deranged, er, sorry, who have "mental health disabilities," and drunks, crack-heads and others with a prediliction for drug abuse, er, sorry, who have "addiction disabilities":
World Mental Health Day happens on October 10th each year, to raise awareness about mental health issues worldwide. To mark this day, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) offers this update to let you know about our work to advance human rights for people with mental health and addiction disabilities.
World Mental Health Day happens on October 10th each year, to raise awareness about mental health issues worldwide. To mark this day, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) offers this update to let you know about our work to advance human rights for people with mental health and addiction disabilities.
In Ontario, people with mental health and addiction disabilities are protected from discrimination by the Ontario Human Rights Code (theCode) under the ground of “disability”. Yet they still face negative attitudes, stereotypes and discrimination in employment, housing, services and other areas.
Discriminating against someone because of a disability – including a mental health or addiction disability – is against the law. By developing a policy, educating the public, doing public interest inquiries, and through tribunals and courts, we are identifying and trying to remove the barriers many people with mental health and addiction disabilities face.
As for, say, employers, who want to hire people who are capable and productive, and landlords, who, given their druthers, would prefer tenets who can pay their rent every month, it seems they, wicked Capitalists that they are, have no rights and no say whatsoever.

2 comments:

Mitchel44 said...

I know folks medically retired from the military for mental health reasons.

Nut-jobs?

Carlos Perera said...

Several American states, counties, and cities, have likewise extended the protection of anti-discrimination laws to drunks, addicts and the mad. That would be a mad policy all on its own, but, to make it madder still, employers are often held responsible for the actions of drunk, addicted, or mad employees _that they were forced to hire_!

Thus, if that alcoholic employee that Mr. Kapitalist didn't want to engage, but whom he was forced to hire by a decree of the state equal employment commission, kills a soccer mom and her three kids on the way to a game because he plowed the company truck into her minivan while drunk as a lord on company time, Mr. K will probably find himself being sued for every penny his business has, or is likely to have, by her husband. The equal employment commission, of course, enjoys sovereign immunity, and cannot be held responsible for forcing the hire. What a country!