Water parks face human rights complaint over topless ban

Canada's largest water parks have officially banned female toplessness as they face a human-rights tribunal concerning the right of women to bare their chests in public.

Calypso Valcartier Group's senior management announced the company's policy regarding female toplessness at their "family themed" water parks in Ontario and Quebec.

In a statement the CEO of the company said, "After consulting with our clientele and with our legal advisors in Quebec and in Ontario, we have agreed that in our family water parks, women must continue to wear swimwear which covers the top (bust) and the lower parts of their bodies."

The company said it will not provide further comment on the recent application filed before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, except to "reiterate its respect for the rights of all, including children, who wish to visit their parks to enjoy a magical experience."

An unnamed woman filed a gender discrimination complaint over policies prohibiting women from going topless at pools.

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