Complaint dismissed against County Weekly News



October 28, 2010

October 27, 2010: PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY – The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has dismissed a complaint against the County Weekly News for an editorial that appeared in the paper in 2009. Alan Whiteley, a lawyer who lives in Picton, filed the complaint, arguing the contents of the editorial discriminated against an identifiable group — newly arrived “imports” to Prince Edward County.

Adjudicator David A. Wright decided the tribunal “has no jurisdiction to scrutinize the content of newspaper editorials.” Read more

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