Press Coverage: Oger v Whatcott Human Rights Decision

An handy email from R. Franklin Carter compiled a list of coverage of the Oger BC Human Rights Tribunal decision finding Bill Whatcott guilty of violating section 7 of the BC Human Rights Code.

R. Franklin Carter is Editor and Researcher of the Freedom of Expression Committee of the Book and Periodical Council, in Toronto, Canada.

(Reprinted with permission)

———- Forwarded message ———
From: Richard Franklin Carter
Date: Fri, Apr 5, 2019 at 8:20 PM
Subject: BPC FoEC: Morgane Oger v. William Whatcott
To: Richard Franklin Carter

On March 27, 2019, the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal ruled on a dispute between Morgane Oger and William Whatcott.

The tribunal ruled that Whatcott, a Christian activist, had discriminated against Oger, a transgender activist and former B.C. NDP candidate, when Whatcott distributed a leaflet about Oger’s sexuality during the provincial election in 2017.

The tribunal ordered Whatcott to pay $55,000 to Oger.

Read the tribunal’s ruling here:

http://www.bchrt.bc.ca/shareddocs/decisions/2019/mar/58_Oger_v_Whatcott_No_7_2019_BCHRT_58.pdf

REPORTAGE

CBC News reports:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/vancouver-trans-advocate-wins-human-rights-complaint-1.5074412

Terry Haig of Radio Canada International reports:

http://www.rcinet.ca/en/2019/03/29/b-c-tribunal-rules-in-favour-for-transgender-former-candidate/

The Canadian Press reports:

https://bc.ctvnews.ca/vancouver-trans-advocate-wins-discrimination-lawsuit-1.4354942

In the Vancouver Sun, David Carrigg reports:

https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/anti-gay-activist-ordered-to-pay-55000-to-b-c-trans-activist-in-fight-over-hateful-flyer

In The Star, Tessa Vikander reports:

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2019/03/27/transgender-rights-upheld-in-landmark-decision.html

Robyn Crawford of Global News reports:

Jeremy Hainsworth of Glacier Media reports:

https://www.tricitynews.com/b-c-transgender-woman-wins-discrimination-suit-1.23772632

Lianne Laurence of LifeSiteNews reports:

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/court-orders-christian-to-pay-55000-to-trans-politician-for-calling-him-biological-male

Nikitha Martins of CityNews reports:

https://www.citynews1130.com/2019/03/28/whatcott-discrimination-pay-morgane-oger-transgender/

In The Georgia Straight, Martin Dunphy reports:

https://www.straight.com/news/1220651/human-rights-tribunal-orders-christian-activist-pay-morgane-oger-55000

COMMENTARY

At Get Religion, Julia Duin comments:

https://www.getreligion.org/getreligion/2019/3/31/no-first-amendment-in-canada-referring-to-trans-women-as-men-is-hate-speech

In The Christian Post, Michael Brown comments:

https://www.christianpost.com/voice/fined-55000-for-calling-a-male-a-male.html

In The Telegram, Brian Jones comments:

https://www.thetelegram.com/opinion/columnists/brian-jones-you-cant-say-that-in-canada-295423/

___________________________

R. Franklin Carter

Editor and Researcher
Book and Periodical Council
Freedom of Expression Committee
Toronto, Canada

Read past BPC FoEC news bulletins

___________________________

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.