Monday, December 15, 2008

Canadian "Human Rights" Watch

There's a crazy story out of wacky Toronto with this headline:

Gay aboriginal fired from Gerstein Centre
Says he lost job for saying immigrants more privileged than natives

Here's the start of the story:

A gay aboriginal man says he was fired from his job after being accused of racism. Stanford Sinclair says he was fired from his part-time job at the Gerstein Centre — a Toronto mental health crisis centre — after an Oct 6 conversation with several fellow employees.

"There was a discussion," says Sinclair. "We're all social worker, activist types. I'm queer and First Nations. A call came in from a queer guy from Morocco.

"We got into this big discussion about immigration. The one thing I did say was immigrants had more privileges than First Nations."

Mr. Sinclair now plans to take his case to the Ontario "Human Rights" Commission. I can think of no one better to handle this case. And I say that with absolutely no respect.

I'm part of a discussion here, trying to help figure out who has the most "victim" points and thus should win. This all makes one wonder how we possibly got by as a nation before HRCs were here to set things straight. :-)

1 comment:

David in North Burnaby BC said...

"The one thing I did say was immigrants had more privileges than First Nations.""

He got fired for telling the truth. Amazing. I would say "only in canerduh", but of course there are China, North Korea, Myanmore (or whatever they're calling Burma nowadays), so I suppose canerduh isn't alone. Of course, on reflection, I can't help thinking if the guy weren't both gay and native he might have been charged but acquitted.
If he was neither, well, then he'd be off to the Skookum House fer sure.