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Annual Report 2013-2014: Collaborative Resolution, Restorative Results

When discrimination occurs, the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission seeks appropriate case resolution. A focus on mediation and pre-complaint resolution is about finding cooperative ways to address real issues. Litigation is a powerful tool, but it is no longer the Commission's only means of…

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$44,900 Queen’s Bench Judgment Against Hotel Owner-Manager For Violation of Human Rights and Sexual Harassment

The Court of Queen’s Bench found that Northwoods Inn & Suites owner-manager John Pontes sexually harassed a female hotel clerk contrary to sections 16 and 19 of The Saskatchewan Human Rights Code.   For gender-based discrimination and sexual harassment Pontes must pay the…

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Saskatoon Jewish Community Remembers the Holocaust, Honours SHRC Chief Commissioner

On Sunday, May 4, 2014 Congregation Agudas Israel invited the public to remember the Holocaust and hear from Mr. Robbie Waisman about his experience as a survivor.   Mr. Waisman was only 10 years old when he was put in the Buchenwald concentration camp. Mr.…

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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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