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Ontario Human Rights Commission and CCH Canadian release book on Human Rights Policies in Ontario

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September 6, 2001

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For immediate publication

Toronto - Today, the Ontario Human Rights Commission and CCH Canadian Limited (CCH) announced the availability of the third edition of Human Rights Policy in Ontario, a compilation of human rights policy in Ontario.

"It has been a rewarding experience working with CCH Canadian Limited on this project," remarked Chief Commissioner Keith Norton. "This edition of Human Rights Policy in Ontario is one of the most useful research and reference tools we have ever offered. Working with CCH means that our key reference materials on human rights will be more widely available to human rights practitioners, human resource specialists and legal professionals."

CCH President and CEO James de Gaspé Bonar said, "Our priority is to provide our customers with quick access to the top-quality information they need. We are very proud to work with such a high quality product as Human Rights Policy in Ontario and to partner with the Ontario Human Rights Commission on this project."

The purpose of the Commission's policies and guidelines is to help in the understanding and interpretation of how the Human Rights Code is applied in a variety of situations. The new edition provides guidance on a number of human rights issues such as sexual harassment, racial discrimination, and accommodation issues in the workplace. It also features new and updated policies in the areas of disability, drug and alcohol testing, sexual orientation, pregnancy and gender identity.

Human Rights Policy in Ontario may be purchased from CCH Canadian Online at http://www.cch.ca, from a CCH Canadian sales representative by phone at 1-800-268-4522 or e-mail at cservice@cch.ca, from the Chapters and Indigo Web site at http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/, and by special order at Chapters bookstores. Individual policies are available free of charge from the Ontario Human Rights Commission and from the Commission Web site.

About the Ontario Human Rights Commission:

The Ontario Human Rights Commission is an arm's length agency of the Government of Ontario accountable to the Legislature through the Minister of Citizenship. The Commission's mandate under the Ontario Human Rights Code includes: investigating complaints of discrimination and harassment; making efforts to settle complaints between parties; preventing discrimination through public education and public policy; and looking into situations where discriminatory behaviour exists.

About CCH Canadian Limited:

CCH Canadian Limited, one of the largest information services companies in Canada, has provided high quality research solutions to professionals for more than 50 years. Since 1946, CCH's research solutions have helped professionals take command of complex regulatory issues in tax, financial planning, human resources, business and law. CCH's success is based on a commitment to leadership of technological innovation and information management expertise. The company's product line includes traditional print publications, as well as electronic and on-line research solutions in both English and French. CCH Canadian is a Wolters Kluwer North America company.