styky wrote:TomFoolery wrote:Of course they want to make a test case. They`were sitting on the complaint waiting for the right set of circumstances and case law to evolve in other "Human Rights" jurisdictions.
It is also easy to make precedence when the HRC acts as police, prosecuter and judge.
Do you remember reading something about businesses that are fined by government can use that expense as a deduction at tax time???????
From <a href=http://www2.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?pub=hansard&mee=14&parl=37&ses=2&language=E&x=1#Int-307348>Hansard....</a>
Mr. Pat Martin (Winnipeg Centre, NDP) moved for leave to introduce Bill C-252, an act to amend the Income Tax Act.
He said: Mr. Speaker, I am happy to move this bill which calls for an amendment to the Income Tax Act to change the it in a very minor and subtle way so that a business cannot deduct fines from its income tax. The act is currently silent on this issue, and the Supreme Court has ruled that fines, penalties and levies that are levied against a company for breaking the law can be deducted as a legitimate tax deduction. We think this is fundamentally wrong and we call for broad support for this simple amendment to the Income Tax Act.
Does this mean that if Freedominion was a registered business any fines or costs would have been a tax deduction. I'm not sure if this bill was ever passed because I don't see anything passed first reading.