THE IRON HAND IN THE VELVET GLOVE: ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF HUMAN RIGHTS LEGISLATION IN CANADA
AbstractIn this article the author examines the history of human rights legislation in Canada. In doing so, the author pays particular attention to the Ontario Human Rights Code, as well as the Human Rights Acts of Alberta, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. First, the author discusses provisions dealing with the laying of complaints, including those dealing with the investigation and conciliation stages. Next, the author examines the hearings provided for in Canadian human rights codes and discusses procedural requirements, the power of the board of inquiry, and the right of appeal and review. The author then examines the enforcement of human rights legislation in Canada, and argues that certain forms of enforcement should be changed. In concluding his article, the author argues that human rights legislation must be promoted and suggests new methods for doing so in Canada.
Keywords:Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
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