VANCOUVER, Oct. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - The latest revelations about Amaruk reported last night on the CBC will not have any impact on Bethany Paquette's human rights complaint. Amaruk Wilderness Corp is legally registered in British Columbia and Christopher Fragassi is listed on that corporate registration.
Neither he nor the company have denied sending the e-mails to Bethany, which were published by the CBC on Tuesday. Whether or not some of the e-mails were sent under pseudonyms, or whether or not Mr. Fragassi has exaggerated the size or capabilities of his company, both the company and Mr. Fragassi himself will need to answer to the Human Rights Tribunal for their discriminatory decision. The true author of the 'Olaf Amundsen' e-mails will also need to answer for their harassing language.
The fact that Mr. Fragassi appears to be a BC Resident will simply make it easier to enforce an anti-discrimination order from the Human Rights Tribunal.
"Bethany is a hero for standing up to Amaruk. By taking a stand against the discrimination she encountered and by going public with her human rights complaint, Bethany has emboldened others to come forward," said Ms. Paquette's lawyer Geoffrey Trotter.
Bethany Paquette, a Kamloops resident and recent graduate of Trinity Western University, filed a human rights complaint against Amaruk Wilderness Corporation on September 30, 2014 primarily on the grounds of religious discrimination.
SOURCE: Geoffrey Trotter Law Corporation
For further information: Geoffrey Trotter, 604-678-9190