In August, the BC government started the process of re-establishing a human rights commission.
Since 2002, BC has been the only province in Canada without a human rights commission.
The consultation process will include both online and face-to-face meetings with British Columbians, stakeholders, and human rights experts, and will seek to learn what a renewed human rights commission could look like.
The consultations started in September and will continue through the winter months with legislation expected to follow in 2018.
Parliamentary Secretary Ravi Kahlon is leading the consultation and he says “British Columbians deserve a commission that best works for them and those they care about”
Kahlon goes on to mention the importance of working with Indigenous communities.
The public hearing period ends on November 17th and after that point, Kahlon will take all the information and prepare a report for the end of the year.