September 3, 2019

Victoria, B.C. – Kasari Govender was sworn in by Acting Clerk Kate Ryan-Lloyd 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.

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

Media Contact: media@bchumanrights.ca; cell: 250-216-4534

BC’s New Human Rights Commissioner takes Oath of Office

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