New premier brings back human rights commission
British Columbia’s NDP government is bringing back the province’s human rights commission, which was scuttled by the previous Liberal regime in 2002. B.C. is the only province without a commission and instead relies on a tribunal which receives and hears complaints but is not able to do any proactive work. Premier John Horgan says re-establishing the commission will create a more inclusive and just society that prevents discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity. Attorney General David Eby says the commission will educate, reach out, and take proactive steps to address systemic inequalities.