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Lawyers laud proposed additions to Ontario Human Rights Code, but say more change needed

Thursday, October 12, 2017 @ 7:26 AM | By Terry Davidson

An Ontario MPP’s bid to expand human rights laws could mean “significant” protection for those with a police record or at a socioeconomic disadvantage, but would miss the mark when it comes to furthering safeguards for those needing to help family and other relations, lawyers say.

Nadia Halum, MacLeod Law FirmLiberal MPP Nathalie Des Rosiers has tabled a private member's bill calling for an amendment to Ontario’s Human Rights Code that would add four new laws to the books. If passed, it would become illegal to...