Province tables human rights commission legislation

From BC Gov News:

Government has introduced legislative amendments to the Human Rights Code that will re-establish a human rights commission for B.C. to promote and protect human rights for all British Columbians.

“As we see what’s happening around the globe, it has never been more important that governments do all they can to end discrimination and stand up for human rights,” said David Eby, Attorney General. “Every person deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. By re-establishing a human rights commission, we are creating a more inclusive and just society for all British Columbians.”

B.C.’s former commission was dismantled in 2002. It is currently the only province in Canada that does not have such a body. The proposed Human Rights Code Amendment Act, 2018 will create an independent human rights commissioner who reports to the legislative assembly.

Read the full announcement at: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2018AG0090-002102