What is this engagement about?
On August 4, 2017, the Premier and the Attorney General of British Columbia announced that Ravi Kahlon Parliamentary Secretary for Sport and Multiculturalism would lead a public and stakeholder engagement process in order to make recommendations about the re-establishment of a Human Rights Commission in B.C.
The role of the Commission will be to address the complex, intersecting conditions that foster and preserve systemic discrimination by promoting and enforcing human rights, and acting as a driver for social change based on principles of dignity and equality. The Commission will work to expose, challenge and end widespread entrenched structures and systems of discrimination through education, policy development and public inquiries.
How can my contribution make a difference?
The Province aims to create a commission that is efficient, effective and equipped to protect and promote human rights in British Columbia. Your feedback is being gathered to help guide decisions on the role, functions and priorities of the new commission. There is much to think about, and sharing your thoughts is a meaningful way to contribute to a strong future for human rights in B.C.
Parliamentary Secretary Ravi Kahlon will lead the online discussion, read comments and post regularly to the engagement site. In addition, interested groups and individuals are invited to provide a written submission.
All feedback including written submissions will be accepted up until November 17, 2017 at 4:00 PM.
A final report and recommendations will be provided to the Attorney General from the Parliamentary Secretary by the end of December 2017.
Details of the Engagement:
Date: September 20 – November 17, 2017
Category: Families & Residents