"I'm Having to Defend the Telling of Jokes," Miss Kulaszka Explained
"Making motions to this Tribunal is like going to a feminist convention and recommending that women stay home and home school and cook meals for their children. I wouldn't want to go back to an era where I couldn't be a lawyer and, yet, women going to work has meant children raised on junk food and a growing problem of obesity."
Tribunal Member Hadjis argued that persistent off colour jokes in the workplace can be considered harassment. "But this isn't the workplace," Miss Kulaszka countered, "where you might have to put up with harassment day after day. Surfing the Internet and accessing a website where these jokes occur is voluntary."
The application of this law is "totally political," she charged. Harvey Goldberg, the head of the CHRC hate committee, "went to the Moslem community and urged them to lay complaints under Sec. 13. They said that the CHRC wouldn't accept complaints from them. Well, in the Maclean's case the CHRC didn't accept the Moslems case. They were right."
"There was no attempt to balance free speech with the application of this law," Miss Kulaszka stated.
Mr. Hadjis interrupted her to argue that Parliament had passed such laws to protect certain minorities.
"This is a political persecution," Miss Kulaszka charged.
"As to Mr. Warman's credibility, Mr. Warman denied posting his complaints on a website called Recommnet. Dean Steacy said in investigating a complaint against that website Mr. Warman admitted he had posted that material" Miss Kulaszka explained.
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