30 Jan '16, 12am

Why it Matters That Ontario Legally Recognized Ethical Veganism

Why it Matters That Ontario Legally Recognized Ethical Veganism

Some people view veganism as a diet , others as a way of life . Critics equate it to a religion and the Canadian province of Ontario has recently subscribed to that definition — but that’s a good thing. In December 2015 Ontario’s Human Rights Commission updated its policy on creed , recognizing ethical veganism legally as a form of belief that, as religion, strongly shapes someone’s life. Since 1995 when the policy was last updated, discrimination cases based on “creed” were only considered to involve religion-based prejudice but now the commission has ruled that, “Creed may also include non-religious belief systems that, like religion, substantially influence a person’s identity, worldview and way of life,” veganism stemming from ethical concerns included. So what does the official recognition actually mean? From a practical standpoint, it means vegans are entitled to hav...

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