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B.C.'s New Human Rights Commissioner takes Oath of Office


VICTORIA, Sept. 3, 2019 /CNW/ - Kasari Govender was sworn in by Acting Clerk Kate Lloyd-Ryan as B.C.'s new human rights commissioner at the Legislature today. The Office of the Human Rights Commissioner will be headquartered in Vancouver. It is Canada's first fully independent human rights commission, and reports directly to the legislative assembly.

Kasari Govender (shown on right) was sworn in by Acting Clerk Kate Lloyd-Ryan as B.C.'s new human rights commissioner at the Legislature today. The Office of the Human Rights Commissioner will be headquartered in Vancouver. It is Canada's first fully independent human rights commission, and reports directly to the legislative assembly. (CNW Group/The Office of the Human Rights Commissioner, B.C.)

The mandate of the Office includes educating British Columbians on human rights, as well as examining and addressing issues of systemic discrimination.

For more information about the Office of the Human Rights Commissioner, see our website: www.bchumanrights.ca.

A full biography of Kasari Govender is available here: www.bchumanrights.ca/meet-the-commissioner.

Logo of the Office of the Human Rights Commissioner (CNW Group/The Office of the Human Rights Commissioner, B.C.)

SOURCE The Office of the Human Rights Commissioner, B.C.



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