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Access to Public Transportation a Concern for People with Disabilities

The Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission (SHRC) is calling attention to concerns with accessible public transportation as part of the 2012 International Day for People with Disabilities. The United Nations has declared the theme for this day as, “removing barriers to create an inclusive and…

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Canada's Highest Court Supports the Rights of Students with Learning Disabilities

A unanimous decision released by the Supreme Court of Canada supports the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission’s (SHRC) position that meeting the needs of students with learning disabilities is a human rights issue. The SHRC intervened in the Moore v. British Columbia (Education) case where…

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International Day for the Elimination of Racism 2012

  On March 21, 1960 the world was horrified to learn that 69 people were killed and more than 180 were wounded when police turned their guns on a peaceful anti-apartheid demonstration outside Sharpsville, South Africa. In 1966, the United Nations response to this atrocity was to declare March…

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Human Rights in Saskatchewan

It's the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission's job to discourage and eliminate discrimination. It does that in three ways:

  • Investigates complaints of discrimination
  • Promotes and approves equity programs
  • Educates people about human rights law in Saskatchewan

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