BPC Bulletin: Morgane Oger v. William Whatcott
On March 27, 2019, the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal ruled on a dispute between Morgane Oger and William Whatcott.
The tribunal ruled that Whatcott, a Christian activist, had discriminated against Oger, a transgender activist and former B.C. NDP candidate, when Whatcott distributed a leaflet about Oger’s sexuality during the provincial election in 2017.
The tribunal ordered Whatcott to pay $55,000 to Oger.
Read the tribunal’s ruling here:
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