Thursday, April 08, 2010

Lawyer gave the OHRC the Shaidle treatment

Kathy Shaidle repeatedly tells people to send the Human Rights Commission packing if they ever come calling.

In light of that, I'd like to relate this anecdote of retired lawyer dahn batchelor:

About ten years ago when I was practicing law before I retired, I represented a man who was a tenant in an apartment building. He was a witness who was testifying against the superintendent of his building. The super was charged with mischief. Whenever he had an argument with a tenant (including my client) he would sneak into the parking garage of the building late at night and cause damage to the tenant’s vehicle. I was overheard referring to the super as a Polish Bastard. A few days later, I got a call from a young twit who said that she was with the Ontario Human Rights Commission. She warned me that if I call the super a Polish Bastard again. I would be charged under the Human Rights Act of Ontario. I told this young twit on the phone that I cannot be charged with telling the truth. I said the man is Polish and he certainly is a bastard. I further told her that if I hear from her or any other person in the Commission, I would make fools of them all. Needless to say, I didn’t hear from them again.