Ontario tribunal’s decision to hear Chief Wahoo case could be watershed in fight against racist caricatures
Rebecca Jones was quoted in the National Post article Ontario tribunal’s decision to hear Chief Wahoo case could be watershed in fight against racist caricatures on June 6, 2017 regarding the Human Rights Tribunal's decision to hear a case against the Cleveland team name and logo.
“The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal doesn’t regulate whether someone can walk down the street wearing a discriminatory logo,” says Rebecca Jones, a partner at Lenczner Slaght, which is working with Cardinal on his complaint. “But if you want to offer a service to the public in Ontario, you have brought yourself within the Tribunal’s jurisdiction. That means you have to offer that service in a non-discriminatory way so that everyone, regardless of race, ethnicity or ancestry, can enjoy that service equally.”