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Liberal MPP Introduces Private Member`s Bill that amends Ontario Human Rights Code

Liberal MPP Nathalie Des Rosiers (Ottawa–Vanier) will be introducing a Private Member Bill that, if passed, would amend the Human Rights Code to include four new grounds of discrimination: based on immigration status, on social condition, on the basis of police records, and on genetic discrimination. The proposed amendments serve to modernize the Human Rights Code, bringing it in line with more modern Human Rights instruments in Canada and around the world.

“Today, Ontarians are facing new types of discrimination, and they need a Human Rights Code that addresses them, said Des Rosiers. “They should have fair access to employment, contracts, insurance, goods, and services, and they should live without the fear that they will be turned away because they are poor, refugees, have had criminal charges against them that were dismissed, or have a family history of illness. It is about ensuring justice for everyone.”

For information: Andrew Blackburn T: 416-585-6620

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