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Ackermann J

“[t]he social cost of discrimination is insupportably high and these insidious practices are damaging not only to the individuals who suffer the discrimination, but also to the very fabric of our society.”[1]

The most effective way of achieving this in the present case is by a suitable reading in order, if this is reasonably possible.

  1. Per L’Heureux Dubé J in Mossop above n 43 at 698 b. See also the plea by Thomas J in Quilter above n 25 at 550:

    “If [the basic human rights of minority groups are being denied], it is important to spell that denial out if the basic dignity of everyone in a more enlightened age is to be secured.”