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人权委员会就针对亚裔加拿大人钓鱼客遇袭事件 展开调查以来所取得进展的报告

April 7, 2009

多伦多 – 安大略省人权委员会(OHRC)今天公布了该机构针对亚裔加拿大人钓鱼客遇袭事件的最终报告。该报告标题为:无忧垂钓:亚裔加拿大人钓鱼客遇袭事件调查跟踪报告,该跟踪报告重点介绍了 22 家机构在应对骚扰和袭击亚裔加拿大人钓鱼客事件方面取得的进展。该报告还确定了需要改进的方面,并呼吁各社区继续努力并对种族主义事件作出有力的回应

Human rights in Ontario

Ontario's Human Rights Code is a provincial law that gives everybody equal rights and opportunities without discrimination in specific social areas such as jobs, housing, services, facilities, and contracts or agreements.

The Code's goal is to prevent discrimination and harassment because of race, sex, disability, and age, to name a few of the 17 grounds. All other Ontario laws must agree with the Code.

Not all unfair treatment and harassment is covered by the Code. The treatment or harassment must be based on at least one Code ground and take place within a social area to be protected.

The Ontario Human Rights System is made up of three separate agencies:

  1. The Ontario Human Rights Commission (that’s us) works to promote, protect and advance human rights through research, education, targeted legal action and policy development.
  2. The Human Rights Legal Support Centre gives legal help to people who have experienced discrimination under the Code.
  3. The Human Rights Tribunal is where human rights applications are filed and decided.

To learn more, complete our Human Rights 101 eLearning.