How have decisions by the Chief Commissioner of Human Rights and Human Rights have been treated in the context of discrimination cases?

Alberta, Canada

The following excerpt is from G.S. v. Alberta (Human Rights and Citizenship Commission), 2002 ABQB 597 (CanLII):

To summarize, then, although the Chief Commissioner “must be credited with expertise in assessing the sufficiency of the evidence respecting discrimination” (Bigsby v. Alberta (Human Rights & Citizenship Commission), 2002 ABQB 574 at para. 60) and “[t]he threshold assessment of merit is low” (Mis at para. 9), decisions on questions of law by the Chief Commissioner, who has no related special expertise, merit minimal to no deference. Purpose of the Act and of the Provision

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