Bulletin of the Quaker Jails and Justice Committee
Vol. 1 No. 5
Bishop, Elaine; Harkins, Kathy (eds.)
Year Published: 1977
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX268
Irregularly published newsletter outlining some of the current concerns and activities of the Quaker Committee.
Abstract: This irregularly published newsletter outlines some of the current concerns and activities of the Quaker Committee. They operate a regular visiting program at the Milton and Don Jails where a group of volunteers meet with a group of prisoners and undertakes some follow-up support. They have also been supporting Native Sons, a group of native people at the Guelph Correction Centre.
One item in the current issue outlines the new Human Rights legislation introduced by Ron Basford last year. This legislation would provide for clear control of violations of privacy and privacy of information: it outlines discrimination more clearly and prohibits hate messages over the telephone. The physically handicapped would also be guaranteed equal pay for equal work as well as protection against job discrimination. A federal Human Rights Commission would be established to enforce the new regulations.