magnumcromagnon wrote:I know some of the Canadians can speak on this. I remember hearing the comedian in question was a vocal supporter of the kid at one point.
'Artistic freedom is not absolute': Court fines comedian $35K for joke that insulted child's 'dignity'
Canada and its "Human Rights Tribunals" is a stupid joke. Why have a parallel pseudo-judicial system? Think about it. One is enough. If
someone breaks the law, take them to court and have them pay damages or go to jail. But that costs money and effort. A kangaroo
"Human Rights Tribunal" can initiate so-called criminal cases and dish out absurd fines since it is designed to do just that. It can find all
sorts of pretexts to justify its existence by basically abusing the law. The victim of these kangaroo tribunals now has to go to the real
legal system to attempt to get justice.
But Canada is a 3rd world toilet even if it is "well off". I have Canadian cops giving me fraudulent traffic violation tickets (not speeding)
for which they think I will waste my time and money proving my innocence It is nothing more than a shake-down like was common
in Russia during the 1990s and still routine for Ukraine. This is abuse of citizens by the state and is along the lines of the abuse by these
"human rights" tribunals. They can go and get f*cked.
BTW, why is a disabled individual engaged in public singing? Since they are engaged in a public activity, why are they so privileged because
of their disability as to not be exposed to any sort of criticism even comical? Does their disability give them more human rights than people
without disabilities? This is a critical detail in this case. We are not talking the "victim" of the jokes being denied human rights on the
basis of their disability. So the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal is abusing the law. A non-disable person cannot make any such case against
a comedian for making fun of their appearance or singing and that is obviously unfair.