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Human Rights

RNAO Recommendations

Strengthening Human Rights in Ontario

  1. Make Ontario a leader in human rights protection by:
    • urging the federal government to fulfill its obligations under international conventions and treaties by implementing the recommendations of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and other international bodies;
    • amending provincial human rights legislation to fully include economic, social, and cultural rights;
    • amending the Ontario Human Rights Code to explicitly list gender identity as a prohibited ground of discrimination and harassment and include sexual orientation as a prohibited ground of harassment;
    • providing adequate funding for the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal to enhance enforcement of equality rights through the Ontario Human Rights Code.