Our laws change by people speaking out
I believe 2017 will be remembered as a pivotal year for the advancement of equality in Canada – a tipping point. It was a year when the tolerable became intolerable. People across Canada joined the chorus of voices around the world speaking out against discrimination and harassment in ways we have not seen in decades.
The truth is we all know someone who has experienced discrimination or harassment – that we may not have thought to ask about it, or that we may not have been willing to listen or acknowledge it. Too many people have been invisible – unable to share their stories or have their voices heard.
We just need people to speak out and challenge the status quo.
Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC)