Public engagement process launched for B.C. human rights commission – The Lawyer’s Daily

by ahnationtalk on September 22, 2017430 Views

September 22, 2017

British Columbians have been invited to engage with Parliamentary Secretary for Sport and Multiculturalism Ravi Kahlon, as he leads the re-establishment of the province’s human rights commission.

Currently, B.C. is the only province in Canada without a human rights commission. The province’s previous commission was dropped in 2002 by former Attorney General Geoff Plant, in favour of a human rights tribunal. The tribunal mediates and adjudicates human rights complaints after they’ve occurred and will work in conjunction with the new commission once it’s established.

“Discrimination and intolerance have no place in our province. Our government is re-establishing a human rights commission to proactively address issues that act as barriers to a free and just society. Through this engagement, we invite British Columbians to share their priorities with government so we can reinstate a human rights commission that advocates effectively on behalf of those who need it most,” said B.C.’s Attorney General, David Eby, in a statement.

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