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Political convictions 

 
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These are the political ideas with which you firmly believe and with which you identify.
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A person cannot discriminate or harass you because of your political convictions. The Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms prohibits anyone to:

  • treat you differently because of your political convictions
  • make offensive and repeated comments to you related to your political convictions
  • behave repeatedly in an offensive manner towards you in relation to your political convictions

For example, you cannot be denied access to a business or a restaurant because you are wearing a political symbol such as a pin, a badge or a sticker.

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You believe you have been a victim of discrimination or harassment based on your political opinions ?

The Commission can help you recognize discrimination or harassment and take action to prevent or stop a discriminatory behaviour.

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Claudine: discriminated against in a hiring process

Claudine has been working as a human resources adviser in a big hospital for the past 25 years. She is appreciated for her good qualities and her many years of experience. Even though she almost never mentions it at work, her colleagues know she is a member of a political party. When her manager retired, she applied for his position. The hospital management advised her to step aside for someone “more neutral”.

 

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Did you know?

In July 2015, the Commission filed the first political profiling case before the Human Rights Tribunal against the City of Québec and its police force on behalf of 36 demonstrators arrested during a peaceful march protesting the planned tuition fee hikes.

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Learn more...

Find all our publications, training and other resources available on this ground.

 

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