Ms. Judy Foote Minister for Public Services via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Deepak Chopra President Canada Post 2701 Riverside Dr, Unit 1200 Ottawa, ON K1A 0B1 via email: email@example.com
! 2 March 2016 ! Dear Ms. Foote and Mr. Chopra: !
I am writing to you to ask that you bring to an end the dissemination of misogynist, homophobic, anti-Muslim, and anti-Jewish hate propaganda by Canada Post in your roles as Minister responsible for Canada Post and President respectively.
If you are not already aware of it, there is a newsletter entitled â€œYour Ward Newsâ€? that is distributed by Canada Post in Toronto. Having reviewed the contents of a substantial number of issues, I believe that they constitute non-mailable matter within sections 4 and 8 of the Non-mailable Matter Regulations (see: http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/PDF/ SOR-90-10.pdf). I am also concerned that distribution of this newsletter may constitute a breach of the Canadian Human Rights Act by Canada Post in that your staff are required to view the discriminatory material in unsealed form and Canada Post is a party to the dissemination of discriminatory material to the general public.
! I will outline the reasons for this belief under each heading below. ! Discriminatory Harassment !
Under s. 14 of the Canadian Human Rights Act, it is a discriminatory practice to harass an individual on the basis of a prohibited ground of discrimination. I believe that Canada Post is well aware of the discriminatory nature of Your Ward News based on its prior infamy, self-declarations by James Sears as to Canada Post scrutiny, and as I understand it, its distribution in an unsealed format.
While the back issues of this publication are replete with bigotry, I provide samples at Annex A of only the four most recent dating from December 2015 to Spring 2016.
I believe that by continuing to distribute Your Ward News while being aware of its discriminatory content, Canada Post has made itself a party to the discriminatory practice in violation of the Canadian Human Rights Act. Section 4 of the Canada Post Non-mailable Matter Regulations prohibits the mailing of any item in contravention of an Act of Canada including the Canadian Human Rights Act and thus Canada Post has the Page 1 of 12