A Vancouver Island man will have his case heard by the BC Human Rights Tribunal after he claims his government job offer was revoked over personal beliefs.
Bryan Fraser says he was discriminated against for being politically vocal while working for a forestry company in Haida Gwaii between 2006 and 2010.
He expressed concerns between the province and the Haida Nation over forestry practices he didn’t agree with.
Last February, he was offered a job with the Forests Ministry, but less than a month later the offer was revoked.
A letter to Fraser says it was pulled because he failed to disclose his former employer was investigated by the Forests Practices Board.
However, a ministry manager who took part in the investigation contacted Fraser’s would-be employer and expressed concerns over his relationship with the Haida Nation.
The Tribunal says the ministry has provided no evidence it would face any judgment or harm.