New BC human rights commissioner sworn in
Kasari Govender has been sworn in as B.C.'s new human rights commissioner at the Legislature.
The Office of the Human Rights Commissioner will be headquartered in Vancouver. It is Canada's first fully independent human rights commission, and reports directly to the legislative assembly.
Govender, who is a lawyer, was the executive director for West Coast LEAF, a legal fund that works to fight gender-based discrimination.
The mandate of the Office includes educating British Columbians on human rights, as well as examining and addressing issues of systemic discrimination.