Amendment to Human Rights Act

The New Brunswick legislature has given final approval to a private-members bill that will protect the poor from discrimination. The amendment to the New Brunswick Human Rights Act - available online (in PDF) - was proposed by N.D.P. Leader Elizabeth Weir and stipulates the government can't discriminate against people on the basis of their "social condition" becomes effective January 31, 2005 ("Social condition", in respect of an individual, means the condition of inclusion of the individual in a socially identifiable group that suffers from social or economic disadvantage on the basis of his or her source of income, occupation or level of education.)