Thursday, September 12, 2013

Barbara Hall Gets Paid Big Bucks for Helming the Ontario "Human Rights" Commission. So Why Is She Moonlighting as George Smitherman's Babysitting Service?

Buried deep in this story of a tender reunion is this freaky nugget of info:
By his side was former Toronto mayor Barbara Hall, who is the full-time babysitter of Mr. Smitherman and Mr. Peloso’s two children, Michael, 4, and Kayla, 3.
How does she manage to do all her "human rights" work while babysitting the Smitherman-Peloso moppets full-time? Or, to put it another way, if she has all that spare time on her hands, doesn't that go to show that we don't need an Ontario Human Rights Commission?

Update: Barbara Hall's one year extension as OHRC chief is set to expire in November. If Premier Kathleen Wynne has the audacity to extend Hall's term yet again, I suggest we bombard her with letters re Barb having a full-time babysitting career at the same time we taxpayers were on the hook for her full-time "human rights" job.

Update: Tanya M, who says she wrote the NatPo piece, sends this "clarification":
As the writer of this article I regret to inform you that this freaky nugget info was a big mistake on my part.

We and Barbara Hall have been notified of this error. My editors and I have adjusted it accordingly as of date.

Barbara Hall is not the full-time babysitter of Mr. Smitherman and Mr. Peloso's children, and she is still competently fulfilling her job as the OHRC chief. She is merely a friend to the family and has assisted watching over the children in the past.
Okay, so she's the part-time babysitter. Got it.

3 comments:

Tanya M said...

As the writer of this article I regret to inform you that this freaky nugget info was a big mistake on my part.

We and Barbara Hall have been notified of this error. My editors and I have adjusted it accordingly as of date.

Barbara Hall is not the full-time babysitter of Mr. Smitherman and Mr. Peloso's children, and she is still competently fulfilling her job as the OHRC chief. She is merely a friend to the family and has assisted watching over the children in the past.

Tanya M said...

As the writer of this article I regret to inform you that this freaky nugget of info was incorrectly written, at my fault.

Barbara Halls and the editors of this article are aware of the error and the content will fixed accordingly.

Barbara Halls is currently and competently fulfilling her duties as the OHRC chair. She is not "the full-time babysitter" of Mr. Smitherman and Mr. Peloso's children. She is merely a friend of the family.

Minicapt said...

Can one legitimately use the word 'competently' in a sentence describing Mz Hall?

Cheers