Jill Andrew, co-founder of the Body Confidence Canada Awards, militates for fat acceptance

Activist seeks to make size, shape and weight discrimination illegal in Ontario

She says weight deserves the same attention as discrimination by age, sex, disability, ethnic origin and sexual orientation.

Body image advocate Jill Andrew is working to have a person’s size, shape and weight protected against discrimination in the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Body image advocate Jill Andrew is working to have a person’s size, shape and weight protected against discrimination in the Ontario Human Rights Code.

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Body image advocate Jill Andrew is working to have a person’s size, shape and weight protected against discrimination in the Ontario Human Rights Code.

A Toronto activist wants to make it illegal to discriminate against someone based on their size, shape or weight.

Jill Andrew, co-founder of the Body Confidence Canada Awards, is meeting Wednesday with the province’s human rights commissioner to discuss possible changes to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Rena Mandhane

Rena Mandhane | Jim Rankin/Toronto Star

Weight deserves the same attention as other basis for discrimination that are protected by the code today, including age, sex, disability, ethnic origin and sexual orientation, Andrew said.

“All of the same social and cultural stereotypes that are wrongly linked to being fat — being lazy or being unintelligent or lacking energy — have fed into employers who discriminate against people who are looking for work or to be promoted,” she said.

If the her proposal is adopted, it would be illegal to discriminate against a person — to fire them or refuse to rent an apartment to them, for example — because of their weight.

Andrew got the opportunity to make her case to when she spoke alongside Rena Mandhane, who heads Ontario’s Human Rights Commission, at a recent event for women in politics in Toronto.

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TORONTO: Antifas unsuccessfully try to shut down Paul Weston event

Notes from Ron Banerjee

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=e45_1457763265

March 11- On Thursday night, JDL Canada hosted Paul Weston of PEGIDA UK. The front was manned by JDL security and observers from both RISE CANADA and CANADIAN HINDU ADVOCACY. Islamic fanatics and far left anarchists attacked and blocked an entrance.

Most attendees got in thru another entrance, but as usual, the police refused to use force to remove the violent fanatics from the main entrance.

There was some scuffling initiated by the Islamists.

In the end, the event proceeded with a packed house. The Islamists eventually left.

The following is a biased report on this by a left wing blog:
http://toronto.mediacoop.ca/ story/pegida-shutdown-toronto/ 34500

 

OTTAWA: Prabjote Lakhanpal raises his fist in a black power salute in the House of Commons

 The Right Hon. PJ Lakhanpal, who through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, has been made Prime Minister of Canada for a week is recognized in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean KilpatrickThe Right Hon. PJ Lakhanpal, who through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, has been made Prime Minister of Canada for a week is recognized in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

OTTAWA – Watch out, Justin Trudeau — Prabjote (PJ) Lakhanpal is gunning for your job.

The 19-year-old cancer survivor from Brampton, Ont., says he wants to be prime minister — a job he had the chance to try on for size for a few days as part of an elaborate wish granted by Make-A-Wish Canada.

He can even talk the talk.

When asked if he’s serious about seeking the top job someday, Lakhanpal replied, “Just watch me” — former prime minister Pierre Trudeau’s famous retort to a question about invoking the War Measures Act in 1970.

Being prime minister “seems like a tough life,” but Lakhanpal is confident he’s up to the task.

“You know, I’ve battled cancer. There’s nothing worse than that,” he said. “So, I’m ready to take this on in the future.”

Lakhanpal, who prefers to go by his nickname, PJ, is currently in remission following a battle in 2012 with Hodgkin lymphoma, a form of cancer that affects the body’s immune system. The disease made him a candidate for Make-A-Wish, the famous foundation that grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.

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Mulcair wished Lakhanpal well, no matter what he pursues in life.

“I’m hoping that he uses his strength, first of all, to take good care of himself,” said Mulcair.

“It’s obvious that he’s got lots of inner strength as well. I’m looking forward to seeing him play an important role in our society, whatever he decides that’s going to be.”

Mulcair suggested a slogan for Lakhanpal’s campaign: “PJ for PM.”

Lakhanpal’s preference? “I like to say, ‘Long live Canada.'”

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HIJAB AND HIGH HEELS

HIJAB AND HIGH HEELS

By Madi Lussier
Wednesday, September 10, 2008

In the western world, covered women are not something out of the ordinary anymore.  One can see them everywhere, sometimes in the least expected places such as cosmetics departments, looking for hair dye, make up or simply in a women’s garments department, admiring some very sexy lingerie.
One can see them on the beach, at festivals, you name it, perhaps on a mission given by their imam.
I might say that these covered women want to prove us, maybe a bit too hard, that they feel integrated in this society. Plus, I might deduce that our world pleases them much more than their world. Here, covered or not, a woman can walk hand in hand with her partner, a serious misconduct punishable in an Islamic country, governed by Sharia. They can sit at the same table at a restaurant and enjoy their meal together, as a civilized couple.
The debate over the wearing of the hijab, nikab or burka in our world has not ended and it is not likely to end too soon.
Opinions are divided between those who defend the Islamic clothes, considering that they do not interfere with the values of a secular society and those who are against these garments as they are perceived as segregationist and insulting to western women and their history of fight for equal rights, respect and freedoms.
Those who wear a hijab in Canada also defend the headdress as they declare that wearing it is their free decision.

CBC airs Scaachi Koul ranting about how white people disgust her

CBC airs Scaachi Koul ranting about how white people disgust her 

Morning rave, or boring rave? Scaachi Koul investigates

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/q/schedule-for-tuesday-february-2-2016-1.3429170/morning-rave-or-boring-rave-scaachi-koul-investigates-1.3430109

By Audrey Davis

February 03, 2016

Scaachi tells Shad what happened when she tried (really tried) to stay positive for a whole week.

Scaachi Koul and Shadrach Kabango Source

First of all, the title is grossly misleading the readers as Koul doesn’t make an investigation, but only shares  a personal  rant about an event she chose to attend.

Her rant goes on for about 8 minutes and, in spite of trying to be funny, her true colours pierce the thin layer of failed jocular approach and leave the listener wondering if taxpayers fund CBC for such trash shows.

I am not judging her professed dislike of white people as everyone is entitled to show and support ethnic solidarity.

What is disgusting about her rant is her general tone that projects not only a sense of ethnic superiority, but also a rather disturbing mindset: she really feels unsafe in the middle of a group of white people, but, curiously, she chooses to live in Canada instead of actually moving to her parents’ country of origin for a few months at least. You know, to recharge her batteries.

Shut Out: Liberalism And The Attack On Anglo-Canada

Shut Out: Liberalism And The Attack On Anglo-Canada

by Brad Salzberg, Feb 2016

http://capforcanada.com

CP

Pierre Trudeau Source

When considering the cultural history of Canada, the proclamation that “Canada has no culture” has underlined much of the general narrative. Although the idea defies over a century of English and French Canadian identity, in recent decades an absence of culture has become an unfortunate  reality.

Canada’s new generation

Two elements in particular have led to this situation— Canada’s immigration and multicultural policies. Indeed, decade upon decade of mass immigration and institutionalized multiculturalism will do that to a nation.

It wasn’t always this way. Before 1967, the year the Liberal government of Lester Pearson introduced the “points system” for evaluating potential migrants, Canada was a fully functioning English and French bi-cultural nation. Several continental European communities, including Ukrainians and Italians, rounded out our overall citizenship. In fact, previous to the points system, 98% of Canada’s migrants came from European nations.