Ontario Human Rights Council aside, it turns out that wearing a bra isn’t even part of the dress code policy at East Side Mario’s. This means that even if it wasn’t discriminatory for the manager to ask that she wear a bra, it’s still out of their purview.
Marijuana legalization is coming, and we should be prepared for it. Being prepared requires a careful look at what services we expect to receive and the cost of what it will take to achieve that. Can Ontario really afford the cost of this government monopoly?
In an increasingly connected and wireless world, these cases will set a precedent for the legality of state surveillance for decades to come. As damaging as it is to have strict police surveillance, governments are not the only groups collecting information on citizens.
Being an ally to the LGBTQ+ community extends beyond taking just the first few steps. It requires active engagement with the people you have chosen to stand behind, and ensuring that their needs are put before your own.
In the long run the most environmentally sustainable option is to have efficient and effective mass transit that encourages residents of Ottawa to leave their cars at home. The City has already said that it plans on dismantling part of the platform when it will no longer be needed and allowing the site to revert back to greenspace.
It’s a natural journalistic response to want to attach a human face to tragedy, and use that to create empathy in viewers and readers. But that desire for a human face also has to be balanced with the knowledge that these are human beings in a dangerous and desperate situation.