Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Annual Report 2007
The Tribunal is a quasi-judicial body that adjudicates complaints of discrimination under the Canadian Human Rights Act referred to it by the Canadian Human Rights Commission.
The Act applies to all undertakings within federal jurisdiction, such as federal government departments and agencies, Crown corporations, chartered banks, airlines, telecommunications and broadcasting organizations, and shipping and inter-provincial trucking companies. Complaints may relate to discrimination in employment or in the provision of goods, services, facilities or accommodation that are customarily available to the general public.
The report deals with the Tribunal's case management system, summarizes last year's cases as well as appeals of Tribunal cases to federal courts of appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada, and explains the organization of the Tribunal and of its hearing process.
The Weekly Checklist includes a listing of book and serial titles which have been released during the previous week by the Parliament of Canada, federal departments, and Statistics Canada.