Randy Hillier would abolish the OHRC

This is one the first hints which might indicate that the tide just might be turning.  May be.  At least a little bit….  Randy Hillier has announced his bid for leadership of the Ontario Progressive Conservative party!

Randy Hillier is not all that well known on the internationals scene.  Yet, in the Ottawa valley, he’s a bit of a hero.

As a co-founder of the Lanark Landowner’s Association, he has fought to bring Canadians property rights:  the Canadian constitution intentionally excludes all property rights.

In 2007, he won a seat in the Ontario legislature as a Conservative.  Today, he has announced that he will run for the leadership of the Ontario Progressive Conservative party – AND, he announced some of the things he would stand for:

‘Hiller says as leader he would abolish the Ontario Human Rights Commission, force Ontario to elect its federal Senators and introduce a bill allowing workers to opt out of unions or representative groups. He gave the example of physicians, who he says are compelled to join the Ontario Medical Association.’

This is most awesome!!!  In a radio interview, he said he is the ‘pro-freedom candidate’.

From his website, this is what his solution to the Ontario Human Rights Commission would  be:

‘As Premier, Randy Hillier will introduce legislation to place violations of Human Rights in REAL courts where civil rights and due process are not ignored. Human Rights Commissions will become redundant and will be eliminated.

Regular rules of court procedure would apply including burden of proof being placed upon the complainant. If the complainant is able to prove their claim through the provincial court system then the defendant would be subject to a fine levied by the court as well as the legal fees of the complainant. This approach will restrict frivolous complaints while allow true cases of discrimination to be pursued.’

In other words, if elected, he will  FIRE THEM ALL!!!

And that is just the tip of the iceberg…

This makes me hopeful.  People are beginning to wake up to the real threats to our freedom we are facing these days!

Some of the most anti-freedom laws for controlling the internet are ‘being rethought’ (from New Zealand to  the EU).  It’s a tiny little bit, but it is a hopeful beginning!

And now, politicians are beginning to question the oppression by the quasi-judicial ‘Human Rights Commissions’ – and by the laws that force people to submit to unions or similar organizations which interfere between them and their employer.

Finally, a pro-freedom, against-big-government candidate for a major political party!  I sincerely hope he wins and that we will benefit from his reforms.   Yet, even if he does not win, the very fact that he is a serious contender for the leadership of the party will re-frame the debate.  It will bring the classical libertarian way of thinking to the forefront – and introduce people who never considered this way of thinking to it.  And, it will help to expose just how far from ‘the centre’ many of our ‘mainstream’ policies have become!

In other words, it will force the focus of the debate to be more pro-freedom, less pro-regulation and control.  And that can only be a good thing!


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6 Responses to “Randy Hillier would abolish the OHRC”

  1. CodeSlinger Says:

    Xanthippa:

    This is definitely a good start, but while he’s looking at rights, he shouldn’t stop at just one. He — we all — should take a good long hard look at the whole Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, which is fundamentally flawed in its very foundations. Section 1 reads,

    1. The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees the rights and freedoms set out in it subject only to such reasonable limits prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society.

    That is to say,

    1. We grant you the following privileges, and call them rights and freedoms, until we figure out how to rationalize taking them away.

    There is no such concept in Canadian law as an “inalienable right,” which all human beings possess, simply by virtue of being human, and which no entity whatsoever may legitimately infringe. In Canada, these things they call rights, but treat as privileges, exist only by permission of the state, and the state infringes them to a degree limited only by its skill at sophistry.

    And you are right, even in that fatally diluted context, the rights to privacy, property, and self defence are completely absent.

    What a fraud.

    Rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others. I do not add ‘within the limits of the law’, because law is often but the tyrant’s will, and always so when it violates the rights of the individual.

    — Thomas Jefferson, 1819

    Xanthippa says:
    YES!!!

    Trudeau was strongly influenced by Elisabeth Mann-Borgese and ‘her’ school of thinking when he had the Canadian Constitution drafted… That is why our constitution is not only ‘worthless’, it is downright a danger to all Canadians.

    There are FUNDAMENTAL differences in the understanding of the SOURCE of human rights between the ‘Mann-Burgese’ and ‘Trudeau’ type socialists (collectivists) and the rest of us (as in, the right-thinking, not delusional humans – I know, presumptuous-sounding, but, having been on the ‘other’ side and examined the evidence, I cannot find a more accurate description…), individualists.

    We – in Canada – are stuck! It is the same condition (on granting us our inherent rights) as the UN had put into words (and law) in its ‘Huma article #29: you may HAVE those ‘rights’, but you are NOT FREE TO EXERCISE THEM!!! Rights’ Only within the narrow framework of what the law PERMITS YOU are you allowed to exercise your inherent rights….and, with the UN, there is a special provision that says one is NOT ALLOWED to exercise ANY of his/her inherent human rights IF it opposes the UN’s political agenda!!!

    The whole ‘Human Rights’ movement is such a sham!!! Not only does it NOT attempt to do ANYTHING to preserve actual ‘human rights’ (and people’s ability to exercise them), it actively subverts them while pretending to work for them….it makes me sick just to think about the whole mess!

  2. Mark Says:

    Canada needs many more Randy Hilliers. I hope he wins.

    Xanthippa says:
    SO DO I!!!

  3. juggernaut Says:

    What is bad about the OHRC?

    Xanthippa says:
    OHRC is the Ontario Human Rights Commission, the Ontario branch of the Human Right’s Commissions. (We have one for each province/territory, plus a federal one).

    The HRCs are semi-judicial bodies (whose rulings are legally binding) which enforces ‘Political Correctness’ in our society. Anyone can file a complaint with any HRC (or multiple ones: it has happened that someone could be charged by several provincial HRCs AND the federal one, for one incident) if they feel slighted or if they think they have been discriminated against – at no cost to themselves.

    The HRC then decides IF they CHOOSE to pursue that complaint: this process is not transparent and unregulated. It appears that only complaints which forward a very specific political agendas are pursued by the HRCs.

    Once the HRC decides to proceed with a complaint, they act as the investigator, the prosecutor and the judge.

    The defendant has to pay his own legal costs – even if he is ultimately found innocent – with no means to recover them.

    However, under the Section 13.1 of the HRCs’ code – also termed the ‘thought-crime’ section – the HRCs have 100% conviction rate….

    Frightening!

    And, have no doubt: more and more places in the US are establishing their own versions of the HRCs, using the same model (the UN) as ours have.

  4. CodeSlinger Says:

    juggernaut:

    What’s wrong with the Human Rights Commission???

    Can you say, “discrimination, oppression and censorship?”
    Can you say, “cultural Marxist apparatchiks?”
    Can you say, “thought police?”

    What’s wrong with the Human Rights Commission is their complete and utter disregard for human rights!

    Xanthippa says:
    @CodeSlinger:
    I suspect that Juggernaut’s question was an honest inquiry: he is from the US, where this cancer on our society has not yet penetrated as deeply as it has here, in Canada.

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