Alberta Human Rights Commission
READ THE QUARTERLY ISSUE OF THE COMMISSION NEWSLETTER
(December 10, 2014)
DECEMBER 10 IS HUMAN RIGHTS DAY
On Human Rights Day, Albertans are encouraged to join communities across the globe as they celebrate human rights. This day marks the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by United Nations (UN) members on December 10, 1948.
Read more about this significant date and events planned in Alberta to celebrate the date in the December 3, 2014 special issue of the Commission newsletter.
RECENT TRIBUNAL DECISIONS
- Christina Green v. Kee Management Solutions Inc., (December 3, 2014; William J. Johnson, Q.C., Tribunal Chair)
- Theresa Perera v. St. Albert Day Care Society (November 17, 2014; William J. Johnson, Q.C., Tribunal Chair)
- Jan Buterman v. Greater St. Albert Catholic Regional Division No. 29 (Preliminary Matters Decision Regarding Settlement; October 30, 2014; Majority Decision: William J. Johnson, Q.C., Tribunal Chair; Joanne Archibald, Tribunal Member; Dissenting Opinion: Sharon Lindgren-Hewlett, Tribunal Member)
- H. N. v. Grant MacEwan University (Preliminary Matters Decision on the Appointment of a Litigation Representative; October 30, 2014; Joanne Archibald, Tribunal Chair)
- Joanne Goossen v. Summit Solar Drywall Contractors Inc. (Preliminary Matters Decision on the Production of Documents; October 29, 2014; William D. McFetridge, Q.C., Tribunal Chair)
- Gilles Caron v. City of Edmonton (Preliminary Matters Decision Regarding Final Settlement Agreement; June 11, 2014; Sharon Lindgren-Hewlett, Tribunal Chair)
These tribunal decisions can be accessed free of charge through the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) website.
NEW CHIEF OF THE COMMISSION AND TRIBUNALS APPOINTED
(July 4, 2014)
The Government of Alberta appointed Mr. Robert A. Philp, Queen's Counsel, as Chief of the Commission and Tribunals of the Alberta Human Rights Commission, effective July 1, 2014. Read more about the new Chief of the Commission and Tribunals in the July 4, 2014 issue of the Commission newsletter.
COMMISSION RELEASES 2012-13 ANNUAL REPORT
(February 7, 2014)
The Commission has released its 2012-13 Annual Report. The report provides a summary of results achieved in the three areas of activity undertaken by the Commission: education and engagement, complaint resolution, and complaint adjudication. It also includes information about the legislative framework for the Commission and the Human Rights Education and Multiculturalism Fund, biographies of the Members of the Commission, and listings of tribunal decisions made in 2012-13. Read the report.
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ABOUT THE COMMISSION
The Alberta Human Rights Commission is an independent commission of the Government of Alberta. Our mandate is to foster equality and reduce discrimination. We provide public information and education programs, and help Albertans resolve human rights complaints.
The Human Rights Education and Multiculturalism Fund has provided funding for this website.
Revised: December 17, 2014
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