March Toronto In an interview […]
March Toronto In an interview conducted by the Body Politic, Dorothea Crittenden, the recently appointed chairperson of the OHRC, said that people in Ontario did not discriminate against gays and therefore the addition of sexual orientation to the Ontario Human Rights Code was a "non-issue." This was in direct opposition to the report produced by the commission, Life Together, under her predecessor Dr. Thomas Symons. There had been some opposition to her appointment when Crittenden, a long-time civil servant, joined the OHRC in January 1978; her appointment was seen by some as politically motivated. At that time, strong supporters of a sexual orientation amendment, such as Thomas Symons and Rev. Bruce McLeod, left the OHRC.