O’Hara v. HRC, [2002] B.C.T.C. 559 (SC)

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Temp. Cite: [2002] B.C.T.C. TBEd. MY.074

William O’Hara (petitioner) v. British Columbia Human Rights Commission (respondent)

(01/2695; 2002 BCSC 559)

Indexed As: O’Hara v. Human Rights Commission (B.C.)

British Columbia Supreme Court


Quijano, J.

April 16, 2002.


This headnote contains no summary.

Civil Rights – Topic 913

Discrimination – General principles – Complaints – Limitation periods – See paragraphs 1 to 23.

Civil Rights – Topic 989

Discrimination – Employment – On basis of physical or mental disability – See paragraphs 1 to 23.

Cases Noticed:

MacKenzie v. Board of Education of School District No. 48 (Howe Sound), [1997] B.C.T.C. Uned. E60 (S.C.), refd to. [para. 17].

Lynch v. Human Rights Commission (B.C.) et al., [2000] B.C.T.C. 735 (S.C.), refd to. [para. 18].

Manitoba v. Human Rights Commission (Man.), Galbraith and Lylyk (1983), 25 Man.R.(2d) 117; 2 D.L.R.(4th) 759 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 18].

Statutes Noticed:

Human Rights Code, R.S.B.C. 1996, c. 210, sect. 22 [para. 9]; sect. 27(1)(g) [para. 8].


The petitioner, William O’Hara, appeared in person;

Thomas F. Beasley, for the respondent, the Human Rights Commission;

Leah Greathead, for the respondent, Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of British Columbia.

This application was heard on December 14, 2001, before Quijano, J., of the British Columbia Supreme Court, who delivered the following decision on April 16, 2002.

Please note: The following judgment has not been edited.


O’Hara v. Human Rights Commission (B.C.)

2002 BCSC 559

Supreme Court of British Columbia
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Quijano, J.
: This is an application for Judicial Review of a decision of the Human Rights Commission of British Columbia (the Commission) dismissing Mr. O’Hara’s complaints.

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