Hurt feelings aside, the greatest human rights abusers in Canada are the human rights commissions and tribunals themselves.

It's a power thing.

It goes to their heads, much as it happens at country fairs when you give a community volunteer a security badge.

In Ontario, when running for the Progressive Conservative leadership, Tim Hudak vowed to "scrap the Human Rights Tribunal" in his province, denigrating it as a "kangaroo court." But it has since fallen off the radar screen as this week's provincial election beckons.

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