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  1. Legal services branch

    From: Annual report 1999-2000

    In the 1999-2000 fiscal year, the Legal Services Branch handled approximately 147 Boards of Inquiry, 21 Judicial Reviews, and 11 appeals, including two at the Supreme Court of Canada.

    The following are highlights of some of the significant decisions and cases over the past year that are noteworthy to all those with an interest in human rights advancement.

  2. Policy on competing human rights

    April 2012 - The main goal of this policy is to provide clear, user-friendly guidance to organizations, policy makers, litigants, adjudicators and others on how to assess, handle and resolve competing rights claims. The policy will help various sectors, organizations and individuals deal with everyday situations of competing rights, and avoid the time and expense of bringing a legal challenge before a court or human rights decision-maker. It sets out a process, based in existing case law, to analyze and reconcile competing rights. This process is flexible and can apply to any competing rights claim under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, provincial or federal human rights legislation or another legislative scheme.

  3. Commission launches report calling for collective housing strategy

    July 8, 2008

    Toronto - Chief Commissioner Barbara Hall and the Ontario Human Rights Commission today launched “Right at home: Report on the consultation on human rights and rental housing in Ontario.” This report, which follows a year of public sessions, meetings and submissions involving hundreds of individuals and organizations across the province, focuses on housing as a human right, and sets out a framework for collective action to identify, remove and prevent discrimination in rental housing.

  4. Faith in the public school system: Principles for reconciliation

    From: Creed, freedom of religion and human rights - Special issue of Diversity Magazine - Volume 9:3 Summer 2012

    Freedom of religion includes both the right to manifest beliefs and practices and the right to be free from state coercion or constraint in matters of religion. This paper looks at the scope and interaction of these two aspects of freedom of religion in the context of religious accommodation issues in public schools.

  5. Auto insurance

    From: Consultation report: Human rights issues in insurance

    The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) affirms that it represents 90 per cent of the auto insurance industry in Ontario. IBC provides a Consumer Information Centre service and has a mandate to coordinate industry views and present them at consultations such as the one conducted by the Commission. Data studies are also carried out to analyze what variables most effectively predict driver risk.

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