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Gay man awarded $1,000 for 'fifi' comment
CBC via worldnetdaily ^ | 10/11/04 | staff

Posted on 10/12/2004 8:30:36 AM PDT by laotzu

MONTREAL - A gay man who was called a "fifi" by a used car salesman has been awarded $1,000 by Quebec's Human Rights Tribunal.

The man's name can't be revealed because of a publication ban.

The man told the judge he felt dehumanized, humiliated and degraded by the comment, which happened in November 2001 at Roger Poirier Automobile in Sorel, about 70 kilometres northeast of Montreal.

The salesman, Marcel Bardier, used "discriminatory words in regard to [the complainant], by revealing his sexual orientation in hurtful and vexatious terms," wrote Judge Michele Pauze in her decision, according to the Montreal Gazette.

"Calling someone a `fifi' constitutes a scornful way of referring to homosexuals. The use of this term wounds and adds to the disgrace and lack of respect of human dignity a person [can suffer], homosexuals in particular."

In addition to the $1,000 in "moral damages," the car salesman and his employer must also pay interest and expenses.


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1 posted on 10/12/2004 8:30:37 AM PDT by laotzu
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To: laotzu

Stupid Fifi Canada.


2 posted on 10/12/2004 8:31:51 AM PDT by Bikers4Bush (Flood waters rising, heading for more conservative ground. Vote for true conservatives!)
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To: laotzu

Next time a canadian is called a "breeder" by a gay they should file suit claiming distress and humiliation by the derogatory comment.


3 posted on 10/12/2004 8:32:08 AM PDT by Phantom Lord (Advantages are taken, not handed out)
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To: laotzu

The lawsuit just proves he is a fifi.


4 posted on 10/12/2004 8:32:16 AM PDT by ValerieUSA
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To: laotzu
The man's name can't be revealed because of a publication ban.

Wouldn't it be funny if it was "Fifi"?

5 posted on 10/12/2004 8:32:32 AM PDT by Piranha
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To: laotzu

The $1000 award winner was quoted as saying...

"Thank goodness, I will use this $1000 to Martha Stewart my studio apartment and get a back wax and manicure."


6 posted on 10/12/2004 8:32:54 AM PDT by HamiltonJay ("You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.")
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To: laotzu
Well, it DID hurt my feelings


7 posted on 10/12/2004 8:34:35 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Phantom Lord
Next time a canadian is called a "breeder" by a gay they should file suit claiming distress and humiliation by the derogatory comment.

"Breeders" aren't a "protected class."

8 posted on 10/12/2004 8:35:14 AM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (Hurl the invective!)
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To: HamiltonJay

Fifi?? Isn't that what the "F" in John F. Kerry stands for?


9 posted on 10/12/2004 8:35:42 AM PDT by Callahan
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To: laotzu

To be called "Fifi", I bet the bone-smuggler was acting in a way that portrays all the cliche negative stereotypes of 13 year old mall rats. How offensive is that!


11 posted on 10/12/2004 8:36:05 AM PDT by evolved_rage (Kerry is a socialist.)
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To: laotzu

Let's see, Americans have been called "idiots" and "bastards" by prominent Liberal politicians, but that's OK then.


12 posted on 10/12/2004 8:37:05 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: navycorpsman
Someone loan me $10,000...I want to call him a faggot.

HAHA Good one.

13 posted on 10/12/2004 8:37:47 AM PDT by Living Free in NH (Where am I and why am I in this handbasket?)
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To: Puppage
John F.ifi Kerry?
14 posted on 10/12/2004 8:38:08 AM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (todo su país es pertenece a nosotros)
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To: laotzu

We should withdraw from Iraq and use those troops to liberate conservative (and oil and gas rich) western Canada from these socialist morons. At least they would appreciate being freed from oppression.


15 posted on 10/12/2004 8:38:22 AM PDT by Ahban
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To: navycorpsman
Someone loan me $10,000...I want to call him a faggot.

ROTFL!
16 posted on 10/12/2004 8:38:25 AM PDT by right wing
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To: laotzu

Freedom of speech is truly under threat from the left wing thought police in Canada. There is great wisdom to the old adage that "sticks and stones may break my bones, but names can never harm me". Absent clear and present danger of actual violence, the government has no business regulating speech of this kind.


17 posted on 10/12/2004 8:38:55 AM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: navycorpsman

Oh you bad boy! Quit reading my mind! LMAO!


18 posted on 10/12/2004 8:42:11 AM PDT by Petes Sandy Girl
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To: laotzu

He should have just asked if he had sugar in his gas tank


19 posted on 10/12/2004 8:42:19 AM PDT by The Brush
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To: RckyRaCoCo

Oui,oui


20 posted on 10/12/2004 8:43:26 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: laotzu

Welcome to the Gulag....Canada 2004


21 posted on 10/12/2004 8:43:35 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army and Proudly Supporting BUSH/CHENEY 2004!)
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To: laotzu

Wasn't the Police Chief in "Mad Max" named "Fifi"? He didn't seem too bent out of shape about it (and I, for one, wouldn't think of ragging him about it, either).



22 posted on 10/12/2004 8:43:43 AM PDT by Little Pig
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To: laotzu

Wow, what at great way to make money. I am an Indian so now whenever someone calls me , Chief, Featherhead, blanket ass, Tonto, Redskin, or etc. I can go to court and make some greenbacks. cool


23 posted on 10/12/2004 8:44:14 AM PDT by fish hawk
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To: navycorpsman

No, lend me $20,000. I want to call him a butt pirate.


24 posted on 10/12/2004 8:44:43 AM PDT by MeanWestTexan
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To: laotzu
If the guy didn't want to be called "Fifi" maybe he shouldn't have used this photo on his driver's license!


25 posted on 10/12/2004 8:44:43 AM PDT by lsee
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To: laotzu
Michele Pauze...

26 posted on 10/12/2004 8:44:59 AM PDT by No Blue States
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To: Ahban

Let me know when you're comin' and I'll relocate to Alberta.

You wouldn't need to withdraw from Iraq to accomplish the mission. I imagine most of the west might want to join, and the rest wouldn't either want to fight or be able to fight, since the liberals have made sure we have nothing much to fight with.


27 posted on 10/12/2004 8:45:12 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: navycorpsman

Thanks for the out loud giggle!


28 posted on 10/12/2004 8:45:38 AM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: laotzu
I dare anyone to read this (and other similar examples) and tell me that socialism is tolerant.

What ever happened to "sticks and stones"?

29 posted on 10/12/2004 8:45:59 AM PDT by SaveTheChief ("It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech." - Senator Zell Miller)
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To: laotzu
"The man's name can't be revealed because of a publication ban."

This is as disturbing to me as the ludicrous decision itself. Canada bans the publication of plaintiff's identities in civil actions?

31 posted on 10/12/2004 8:48:47 AM PDT by joebuck
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To: laotzu

The new face of socialism.

32 posted on 10/12/2004 8:49:01 AM PDT by kezekiel
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To: laotzu
A gay man who was called a "fifi" by a used car salesman has been awarded $1,000 by Quebec's Human Rights Tribunal.

LOL I knew before posting this would be in Canada. And French Canada!

33 posted on 10/12/2004 8:51:02 AM PDT by Fatalis (The Libertarian Party is to politics as Esperanto is to linguistics.)
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To: navycorpsman

Just an FYI:

To an artilleryman, "FIFI" means "F*** It, Fire It" and is the usual response to a question as to whether a gun is aimed properly.


34 posted on 10/12/2004 8:52:09 AM PDT by RebelBanker (Now I understand! "Allah" is Arabic for "Satan.")
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To: laotzu

If the "fifi" fits.................LOL!!


35 posted on 10/12/2004 8:52:19 AM PDT by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: navycorpsman

LOL! You corpsmen!


37 posted on 10/12/2004 8:56:37 AM PDT by rabidralph (Take responsibility for your life. Vote Republican)
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To: laotzu

I wonder how much he'll get outta me when I call him a limp-wristed, pickle-smoking, lisping fairy?


38 posted on 10/12/2004 9:01:24 AM PDT by Don Simmons (Annoy a liberal: Work hard; Prosper; Be Happy.)
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To: laotzu

"Vexatious"... Now there's a word you don't see everyday.


39 posted on 10/12/2004 9:03:28 AM PDT by Redcloak (Vikings plundered my last tag line.)
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To: laotzu

"Fee Fi Fo Fum, Fo Fum Fifi. Fifi? I don't know any fifi?"
-- The Giant, "Jack and the Beanstalk," Disney.


40 posted on 10/12/2004 9:10:14 AM PDT by dangus
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To: laotzu
A gay man who was called a "fifi" by a used car salesman has been awarded $1,000 by Quebec's Human Rights Tribunal.

Photo of the complainant (pick your favorite, I couldn't decide):


41 posted on 10/12/2004 9:11:21 AM PDT by Ichneumon ("...she might as well have been a space alien." - Bill Clinton, on Hillary, "My Life", p. 182)
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To: lsee

O Heavens... God created that poor thing to be a wolf, and look what we've done to it! "All nature is fallen!"


42 posted on 10/12/2004 9:11:54 AM PDT by dangus
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To: laotzu

LMAO.

Canada has become more rediculous than America.

FIFI! LOL!!!!!


43 posted on 10/12/2004 9:13:36 AM PDT by Finalapproach29er ({about the news media} "We'll tell you any sh** you want hear" : Howard Beale --> NETWORK)
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To: No Blue States

Isn't that one of those public relations "trading cards" that the CHP hands out in the S.F., L.A. and Palms Springs stations?


44 posted on 10/12/2004 9:18:39 AM PDT by ErnBatavia ("Dork"; a 60's term for a 60's kinda guy: JFK)
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To: little jeremiah
"Animal Farm" is coming to fruition in Kanada. Thought and speech police are the law of the land.
45 posted on 10/12/2004 9:30:37 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
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To: All

Pay him in gerbils.


46 posted on 10/12/2004 9:35:15 AM PDT by BadAndy (Specializing in unnecessarily harsh comments.)
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To: navycorpsman

Your post #10 is a good one! Welcome to FR!


47 posted on 10/12/2004 9:57:11 AM PDT by Carolinamom (This space reserved for GWB to sit beside me.)
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To: navycorpsman

Laughing harder!


48 posted on 10/12/2004 9:58:39 AM PDT by Carolinamom (This space reserved for GWB to sit beside me.)
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To: laotzu

"Fifi? Well, I for one have no idea what they are talking about. I know the man. He seems ok to me." - tommy daschole

49 posted on 10/12/2004 10:02:32 AM PDT by new cruelty
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To: laotzu

"Zoot allors, 'e alzo called me ze 'puffer du Pierre'..."


50 posted on 10/12/2004 10:15:13 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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