On August 4, 2017 Premier John Horgan along with Attorney General David Eby announced that British Columbia will re-establish the B.C. Human Rights Commission to address inequality and discrimination. The Attorney General tasked Ravi Kahlon, Parliamentary Secretary for Sport and Multiculturalism, to lead a public engagement process and provide recommendations.
The report outlines recommendations in five categories, including the commission’s creation, purpose, functions, powers and early priorities. Additional recommendations related to the Human Rights Tribunal, the Human Rights Clinic and the Ministry of Attorney General are included.
To learn more visit the engagement site.
September 20 – November 17, 2017
- 511 online discussion form comments
- 88 stakeholder Meetings (68 organizations & 20 individuals)
- Two Indigenous workshops were held that included a total of 12 organizations
- 81 written submissions (72 organizations & 9 individuals)
Input leads to action:
The results of the public engagement have been summarized in a public report and recommendations to Attorney General David Eby. The Attorney General will consider the recommendations and bring forward his proposal to Cabinet in 2018.
The Ministry of Attorney General will report back to the public on the actions that government will be taking as a result of the feedback.