Raymond Tynes appointed to Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission

Former Truro town councillor and Deputy Mayor Raymond Tynes has been appointed to the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission.

Tynes was Truro's first African Nova Scotian councillor, served as the African Nova Scotia school board member for four years and also spent time as the executive director of the Colchester Community Workshop

He is also a recipient of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal and was presented with the Dr. Burnley "Rocky" Jones Human Rights Award in 2016. 

Tynes is one of two new appointments to the human rights commission; the other being lawyer Denise Mentis-Smith of Halifax.

Commissioners are appointed by an order of Executive Council and responsibilities include the strategic direction of the commission and making decisions on human rights issues including referrals of complaints to boards of inquiry.