Human rights violation claim against Maria McRae and the City advances
The human rights violation claim by Michael Kostiuk against the City of Ottawa, Councillor Maria McRae and some other unnamed city employees has moved to the next phase. In a follow-up letter from the Human Rights Tribunal, a ½ day teleconference will be scheduled for Mr. Kostiuk to show his evidence of his claim under section 8 of the Canadian Human Rights Code. Referred to as a summary hearing, Mr. Kostiuk has been asked to show how he experienced discrimination on the basis of ethnic origin, ancestry and/or association with a person identified by a prohibited ground.
Seven days before the teleconference meeting, both the City and Mr. Kostiuk will be required to deliver to each other and file with the Tribunal copies of any document or cases they intend to use in their arguments.
Mr. Kostiuk was asked by the Tribunal to submit a written summary of his human rights violation claim no later than August 26, 2010. Upon reviewing his written claim, the Tribunal will now be scheduling this ½ day teleconference meeting but the date has not yet been set.
Mr. Kostiuk in running against incumbent Maria McRae in the upcoming municipal election on October 25, 2010.