** Note: This is the Board of Adjudication’s decision on a preliminary issue in Budge v Eikland, Talbot Arm Motel.
On behalf of the Motel Respondent, Ms. T applied to have some form of security at the hearing. Ms. T argued that the application should be granted because the Complainant was a violent man and that he would “act up under pressure”. Ms. T relied on a number of unsworn written statements. One of the statements provided that Ms. T had contacted the RCMP in the past about her concerns regarding the Complainant. The Yukon Human Rights Panel of Adjudicators dismissed the application, stating that the issue was already properly addressed through RCMP and that allowing the application could negatively impact the Complainant during the hearing.