Notice From The Human Rights Commission Of Ontario

Human Rights Tribunal Tribunal des droits de la personne of Ontario de l'Ontario

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Notice to the Community
From: Michael Gottheil, Chair Date: January 31, 2008

Re: Consultation on Proposed Rules of Procedure to Govern Applications filed on and after June 30, 2008.

The Tribunal is releasing draft Rules of Procedure for review and comment by members of the community with an interest in Ontario's human rights system.

These Rules are proposed to govern the process for applications under the Human Rights Code as it will be amended when the Human Rights Code Amendment Act, 2006 is fully effective on June 30, 2008. The Rules are intended to provide for a fair, just and expeditious resolution of the merits of applications made under the Code.

Not all members of the community will have an interest in commenting on the Tribunal's procedural rules. We want to also invite you to go to our website to see other information about our new mandate, including a 'plain language' description of our new process. We welcome your input and feedback in all areas of the Tribunal's work.

I encourage you to have a look at the attached draft Rules. The consultation materials can be accessed from the Tribunal's website at the following link: http://www.hrto.ca . Should you wish to receive this material in alternative format, please contact the office of the Chair at: Christine.Dion@ontario.ca

Comments on the draft Rules will be received until March 14, 2008, after which the Tribunal will compile and review the feedback received and we will prepare the final version of the new Rules of Procedure. We expect to release the final version of the Rules, along with Forms and a user guide in May 2008.

We look forward to receiving your input.

Thank You

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