Last year, we reported on changes to the B.C. Human Rights Code in our December 2018 blog post including the appointment of a Human Rights Commissioner.
On May 30th, the Ministry of Attorney General appointed Kasari Govender as B.C.’s human rights commissioner.
The Human Rights Commissioner is a non-partisan officer of the legislature responsible for promoting and protecting human rights. The position was established with the adoption of amendments to the Human Rights Code on November 27, 2018. The appointment is for a five-year term and takes effect on September 3, 2019.