Archive for July, 2010
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The shameful case of Sara Landriault who wanted to apply for a government job, but was rejected due to her skin colour (she was white) caused quite a stir. The Conservative Government decided to do something about rectifying the situation, even though they so far silently tolerated the discrimination, which has been going on for over 25 years.
The Immigration Minister Jason Kenney was shocked by what happened and stated: “I was very concerned to read the report of a position only being open to people from an identifiable group. All positions should be on the basis of equality of opportunity and merit.”
So far so good. That injustice really should be dealt with.
However, the Conservatives can’t fix the things by themselves. They need the help of the other parties. And that’s the big problem. Read the rest of this entry »
Several weeks ago “Toronto Sun” reported about another mind-blowing decision of the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal. They decreed that a Sikh security guard, who was required to wear a hard hat during construction work at Home Depot and refused to do so, has been discriminated against.
The incident happened in December 2005, and as usual has been dragged for years. The security guard (named Deepinder Loomba) was asked to replace his turban with a hard hat to ensure his safety while the repair works were done at the store and so was everybody else. Read the rest of this entry »
It is strange that somebody finally realized that the hiring policies of the Government of Canada are plagued with racism. That’s nothing new. Everybody with even a modest IQ level has been painfully aware of that while applying for any government job.
The strange thing is that the Government finally stated that they plan to do something about it. All that commotion was started few days ago by Sara Landriault. Being a stay-at-home mom she was out of the work force for few years. After raising her children she decided to look for a job. She was interested in the position of an administrative assistant at citizen and immigration, but the friendly multicultural racists from the human resources department had a nasty surprise for her. It turned out the job was open only to aboriginal applicants. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s official! We already have the first sharia-compliant decision in Canada. Last week a judge in Calgary set free a devout Muslim woman who strangled to death her “promiscious” and unrully 14-year old daughter.
Aset Magomadova came to Canada in 2004 with her daughter, son, and sister. She was sponsored as a refugee by Canadian organizations, among which was the Anglican Church, in settled in Calgary. They arrived from Chechnya, where the local Muslim militants have been fighting with the Russian government for many years. Read the rest of this entry »
After several months spent in detention and under house arrest in Switzerland, Roman Polanski was released. The Swiss government refused to extradite him to the USA. This ended the long hunt for the famous film director, which the US authorities started 32 years ago. Hopefully that will close the bizarre case, which has been dragged for such a long time.
In 1977 Polanski was accused of raping the then 13-year old Samantha Geimer in the house of Jack Nicholson in Los Angeles. The director was alone with her for a photo shoot. For the record, there is no doubt that what he did was horrible, inexcusable and despicable. However, the way the US authorities treated this case made everything look really strange. Read the rest of this entry »
Few days ago a court in Tokyo convicted one of the most notorious eco-terrorists in the world, the New Zealander Peter Bethune. He was found guilty of obstructing a mission conducted by Japanese whalers in the Antarctic Ocean. This “wonderful” whale savior was also found guilty of assault, because he threw several bottles of rancid butter at the whalers, which caused bad chemical burns to three of the Japanese sailors.
At the trial, Bethune didn’t quite live up to his image of a tough guy determine to destroy the Japanese whaling fleet. He mumbled and looked disoriented, and during his closing statement he even shed few tears while apologizing for what he did, trying to convince the court that he didn’t intend to harm anybody.
His hypocrisy probably worked, because the judge was more than lenient to him. He could have gotten up to 15 years jail for his crimes, but they let him go with two-year sentence suspended for five years, so he didn’t do any jail time and was promptly deported.
Of course, all this would have been a mildly curious case of a lone loon, if Bethune were acting alone, but unfortunately, he was a member of a large organization, which sent him to do his evil deeds. He is a member of Sea Shepherd, a bunch of misfits, who self-proclaimed themselves to be the world’s ultimate defenders of whales. In their twisted (or bribed) minds the oceans’ whale population is so threatened by extinction, that in very near future they will all disappear. So in order to avoid that, they are ready to go as far as they can to confront anybody who tries to hunt whales. Read the rest of this entry »