Mary Louise McCarthy, the president of NBBHS, was involved in a human rights suit against an Ontario Shopper's Drug Mart. When Mary Louise walked into the Shopper's in Toronto to buy mouthwash she left with much more than what she initially went to the store for. Mary Louise was accused of shoplifting after placing her book bag on the floor in the store to retrieve a label of a recommended product that she was looking for. Mary Louise was demanded to open her bag by a store employee. Although Mary Louise refused to open her bag, the employee dug through her bag, finding nothing, and did not apologize for her false accusation. The Ontario Human Rights Tribunal ruled that McCarthy had been singled out by the employee because she is a black individual. Overall, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario ruled she was targeted as a shoplifter because she is black therefore Shoppers Drug Mart had been ordered to pay Mary Louise $8,000 after .
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