Beauty Spa Surrey in Surrey, B.C., is one of the many beauty spa businesses in Canada that has been criticized for treating its clients like children and refusing to care about their health.
In an interview with the CBC, owner Julie Ziegler, a former fashion model and now a freelance designer, said she is now worried about losing clients who choose not to have cosmetic procedures because of her decision to be an optometrist.
“We have to work together,” she said.
“The reality is, our clients don’t want to be in our clinic.”
In an online chat, Ziegling said her company does not make the decision to treat patients like children or that it does not provide cosmetic procedures.
“You cannot tell our clients what to do and expect them to do it, but you can tell them that we will make sure that they do not have cosmetic surgery,” she told the CBC.
Zieglers business is located in the beautiful and remote coastal community of Nottawa, and it is not the first business in British Columbia to be accused of treating its patients like little children.
The province has been accused of allowing businesses to deny services to children in certain circumstances, including a 2014 law that made it illegal to deny care to children under the age of six.
The British Columbia government has also been accused by some critics of making it illegal for people under the legal age to have dental work.
“It is the right thing to do, it is the law of the land and it’s the province’s duty to enforce the law, but they are doing this in a way that is discriminatory,” said Laura Hsu, who is representing the province in court.
Hsu is an advocate for children in British Columbia.
She is also an advocate of people who are disabled, who are LGBTQI+, and who are Muslim.
Hsue said there is no legal reason why a spa would refuse to treat a client, because the customer is not disabled.
“They can’t be forced to do that,” Hsu said.
The law says it is illegal to refuse to provide care to people with disabilities if the treatment is not necessary to the person’s health, and the court is hearing arguments over whether that applies in this case.
HSU also said she does not believe that a ban on cosmetic procedures is necessary to protect children from the harms of plastic surgery, and said she supports a ban that is enforced against businesses that do not provide services to disabled people.
“What this is about is a way of saying, ‘we will not tolerate this behavior, and we will prosecute businesses who violate this law,'” she said, adding that her organization is currently reviewing its policies and procedures in light of the new law.
Ziegeler, who has since left the spa, told the outlet that she is not against cosmetic procedures but is against those who use them to make money.
“I don’t like these people,” she explained.
Hsu also said that Ziegles business is a reflection of a culture of bullying and a lack of compassion in British Canada. “
If you’re hiding from your family and your friends and your community, I would say you don’t deserve to have that.”
Hsu also said that Ziegles business is a reflection of a culture of bullying and a lack of compassion in British Canada.
“As an advocate, I have to say that there is a culture that is really hurting people,” Hsuesaid.
“This kind of thing is happening in the mainstream in this province.
This kind of abuse of power is happening.
There is no place for this kind of behavior in a society like this.”
Hsusaid is also a member of the National Council of Canadian Muslims and a former British Columbia Labour MP.
She also previously worked as an advocate on behalf of the United Nations and the Canadian government, and has also campaigned on behalf the LGBTQ community.
In March, the federal government introduced a bill that would outlaw gender-based violence and discrimination based on gender identity.
“Any time you have an industry that is discriminating against a marginalized group, I think it should be outlawed,” Hsi said.
The CBC reached out to Zieglell for comment, but she declined to comment.
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