On March 17, Andrew Pinto appeared on the TV news channel CP24 to provide commentary regarding a Jewish camp's desire to restrict its membership to Jewish children. The legal issue raised by the camp’s position is whether a summer camp with a substantial religious, cultural and ethnic heritage preservation component may lawfully restrict its membership to persons who are similarly identified.
Andrew Pinto, said that in this particular case, the law may side with the camp.
"There is a provision in the Ontario Human Rights Code which gives organizations that have a particular fraternal, religious or philanthropic or educational purpose the actual right to discriminate to maintain membership or restrict membership or participation to people who are similarly identified," he said.
"The challenge with some of these cases however is whether in fact, the organization’s purpose fulfills that mandate."