records: Bill 164, The Human Rights Code Amendment Act, passed second reading in October, according to Rabble. It has been referred to committee. Ontario's human rights laws could be changing to make it easier for people who have criminal records, or have had contact with the police, to find jobs. If passed, it would make discrimination in employment because of someone's police records illegal. The changes would expand the definition to include any charges or convictions, with or without suspensions, and any police records, including records of non-criminal contact with the police. Right now, the Ontario Human Rights Code forbids discrimination in employment because of a conviction that has been suspended, previously known as pardoned, or a provincial offence, like traffic violations. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.
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