CUPE Local 1356 Blog

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1356. We have three Collective Agreements as Local 1356, 1356-01, and 1356-02. The membership is comprised of the full-time and part-time workers of York University the Local website is at This Blog will include Local information and information garnered from sources other Universities, Colleges, Post Secondary/Tertiary Education and news sources supplying information.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

ARCH Alert for April 2006

In the last issue of ARCH Alert we said that we would outline in this issue why
ARCH's experience in human rights has led us to believe that reform is
necessary. We have decided to wait for the Government's proposals before
undertaking a detailed analysis. However, we believe that a significant
contribution that ARCH Alert can make at this point is to feature the insights
and experience of Catherine Frazee on this important topic. We are very
appreciative that Ms. Frazee was willing to speak to us about human rights
issues for this special issue of ARCH Alert.

Ms. Frazee is Co-director, Ryerson RBC Institute for Disability Studies Research
and Education. She was Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights
Commission from 1989 to 1992, and a part-time Commissioner from 1985 to 1989.
As the Ryerson website states, she also is "a committed activist who has
lectured and published extensively in Canada and abroad on issues related to
disability rights, disability culture and the disability experience."
Given Ms. Frazee's experience, we felt that ARCH Alert's readers would learn a
great deal from her opinion about the important issues that need to be addressed
in any reform of the Ontario human rights system.


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