Following up on the story about Liberal cabinet minister Reg Alcock allegedly being a Liberal racist, Conservative MP Inky Mark says he has now filed a human rights complaint with the Human Rights Commission division of the Liberal Party. Good luck with that. (See here, here and here for previous blog entries). Who appoints the Commissioners to the Commission? Can you guess?
Mark files complaint vs. Alcock
By FRANK LANDRY, LEGISLATURE REPORTER
[May 17, 2005]
A Manitoba Conservative MP of Chinese heritage has filed a complaint with the Human Rights Commission over an offhand comment made by Treasury Board President Reg Alcock.
Alcock earlier this month suggested Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette MP Inky Mark was low in the gene pool.
Mark has maintained the comment was racist. He’s written the commission asking the body to determine whether the slight is in violation of the Canadian Human Rights Act.
“I think there’s no better expert to deal with that commentary than the Human Rights Commission,” Mark said.
Mark recently alleged an unidentified Grit had offered him plum postings in exchange for his support of the government. Alcock, MP for Winnipeg South, denied it, then told a reporter, “Frankly, if I was going to recruit somebody, I’d go a little higher up the gene pool.”
Alcock said there’s no way his comments were racial, noting he’s worked with the Chinese community for years.
“He has the right to go the Human Rights Commission. I’ll go there and present my side of it,” Alcock said.