Ontario Law Society to enforce political correctness?

“Re ‘Law society confers capricious dictatorial powers on its own administration’ (Conrad Black, Oct 13): I am not surprised at the lack of attention being paid to this issue. If the members of our legal profession are at risk of being coerced into serving as hapless, unwilling ‘enforcers’ in the politically-correct attack on our rights and freedoms, (and I think that’s the real agenda), then why draw attention to it? I have had dark, disturbing doubts about ‘diversity’ and ‘inclusiveness’ for many years, considering them to be both unnatural and destructive. Then again, as a union officer, I spent twenty years filing grievances on behalf of the Toronto inside workers without any regard whatsoever for race, creed, or sexual orientation; anyone who paid dues was entitled to service, and I made sure they received it. And yet now, if I should need legal services for any reason, would I be able to find a lawyer who would dare to represent me? Indeed, they may well find it necessary to require myself and all other potential clients to sign affidavits swearing undying loyalty to diversity and inclusiveness, before feeling able to safely represent us. As Ontario permits the Law Society to be self-governing, I think the Kathleen Wynne government should tell them to straighten out their act.” – Jeff Goodall, National Post, Oct. 17th, 2017.

This is self-explanatory, and was published essentially as submitted, with only the words “Oh, wait a minute…” taken off the end.

You can read Conrad Black’s article “Law society confers capricious dictatorial powers on its own administration” here; the National Post doesn’t publish its letters on-line.

Jeff Goodall.

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