(Windsor Star) A single father is being forced to defend himself within the Alberta human rights system after a 28-year-old man complained that he was discriminated against because the father didn’t hire him to babysit his two kids.

The complaint, filed in 2017, argues that an abruptly ended Kijiji conversation constitutes discrimination on the basis of age and gender, while the father says he no longer needed a sitter after his plans fell through.

The father, identified only as Todd by the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF), which is representing him pro bono at a time when human rights courts are under intense focus for taking on strange and vexatious cases, said the complaint has been keeping him up at night.

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