Apparently it’s a ‘creed’…
A Toronto law school graduate from P.E.I. is making a case for vegans to have their beliefs protected under human rights legislation.
Camille Labchuck recently made the argument before the Ontario Human Rights Commission, which has been holding hearings to define the word “creed”.
The Ontario Human Rights Code prohibits discrimination because of creed or religion.
But the exact definition of “creed” under the legislation is not clear and Labchuck said that a person’s right to live a vegan lifestyle – that is, consuming no animal food or dairy products – is a right that all people should have.
(Oddly, the CBC spelled her last name wrong there – it’s Labchuk - though elsewhere in the article it’s spelled correctly. They need to fire their proof-reader…)
Incidentally, this isn’t the first time someone in Ontario has argued before a human rights tribunal that veganism is a creed, either; see here for a story from last November.
The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario is to decide whether ethical veganism is a creed, as protected by anti-discrimination laws, in the case of a Ryerson University master’s student in social work who claims senior faculty “sabotaged” her career because of her moral equivalence of animals and humans.
BTW, as an aside, why does Ontario have both a “human rights tribunal” and a “human rights commission“? Of course, neither should exist, anyway, IMO; they’re both instruments of leftist judicial branch tyranny…