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人權委員會就針對亞裔加拿大人釣魚客遇襲事件 展開調查以來所取得進展的報告

April 7, 2009

多倫多 – 安大略省人權委員會(OHRC)今天公佈了該機構針對亞裔加拿大人釣魚客遇襲事件的最終報告。該報告標題為:無憂垂釣:亞裔加拿大人釣魚客遇襲事件調查跟蹤報告,該跟蹤報告重點介紹了 22 家機構在應對騷擾和襲擊亞裔加拿大人釣魚客事件方面取得的進展。該報告還確定了需要改進的方面,並呼籲各社區繼續努力並對種族主義事件作出有力的回應。

Human rights in Ontario

The Ontario 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 not all 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. For an explanation of discrimination and harassment, see What is discrimination?

If you believe you have experienced discrimination, the Human Rights Legal Support Centre can help you determine if what you experienced is protected under the Code. If you want to take legal steps to address an incident, the deadline is generally one year from the last discriminatory event.

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.

Human Rights 101 will help guide you through Ontario’s Human Rights System.