McGuinty Government Building A Strong Human Rights System
TORONTO, March 13 /CNW/ – Respected Toronto human rights lawyer Raj Anand is nominated as Chair of the Board of Directors of Ontario’s new Human Rights Legal Support Centre.
The appointment is subject to review by the Standing Committee on Government Agencies.
As Chair of the Board of Directors, Anand would lead the new publicly funded and publicly accountable Human Rights Legal Support Centre. The Centre is set to open in Toronto on June 30, 2008.
The Centre will be responsible for administering a province-wide system to provide legal and other support services related to all aspects of applications to the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.
Anand is a partner with a major Toronto law firm where his practice includes human rights and employment law. He is a former Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission and has adjudicated complaints under the Ontario Human Rights Code.