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Sep 19, 2019, 10:42 ET Canadian Human Rights Commission welcomes Canada's first Pay Equity Commissioner

OTTAWA, Sept. 19, 2019 /CNW/ - The Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) is pleased to welcome Karen Jensen, by Order in Council, as Canada's first Pay Equity Commissioner. Ms. Jensen is an...


Sep 18, 2019, 12:00 ET Media Advisory - Chief Commissioner of Human Rights Commission to visit greater Abitibi-Témiscamingue region

OTTAWA, Sept. 18, 2019 /CNW/ - The Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, Marie-Claude Landry, will visit Algonquin communities in the greater Abitibi-Témiscamingue region from...


Aug 14, 2019, 10:25 ET On the path towards a more accessible Canada with the creation of the Council of Federal Accessibility Agencies

OTTAWA, Aug. 14, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, the organizations responsible for enforcing the Accessible Canada Act announce the establishment of the Council of Federal Accessibility Agencies. The Accessible...


Jun 17, 2019, 15:44 ET Statement - Denying the rights of one group of people puts everyone's rights at risk

OTTAWA, June 17, 2019 /CNW/ - Following yesterday's tabling of Quebec's Bill 21, entitled "An Act respecting the laicity of the State," Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human...


Apr 17, 2019, 15:01 ET Number of people contacting CHRC to complain at all-time high

OTTAWA, April 17, 2019 /CNW/ - In its 2018 Annual Report released today, the Canadian Human Rights Commission says more people contacted the Commission to ask for help than any other year in its...


Apr 12, 2019, 11:15 ET Statement - A fundamental human right: CHRC welcomes national housing strategy legislation

OTTAWA, April 12, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Following the tabling of the Budget Implementation Act, which includes a proposed National Housing Strategy Act, Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner of the...


Feb 28, 2019, 11:15 ET Correctional Investigator of Canada and the Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission Call on Federal Government to Respect the Dignity of Older Persons in Federal Custody

OTTAWA, Feb. 28, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, the Correctional Investigator of Canada, Dr. Ivan Zinger, and the Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, Ms. Marie-Claude Landry, released a...


Feb 28, 2019, 06:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Canadian Human Rights Commission and Office of the Correctional Investigator - Joint News Conference/

OTTAWA, Feb. 27, 2019 /CNW/ - On Thursday, February 28th, the Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission and the Correctional Investigator of Canada will hold a joint news conference...


Feb 27, 2019, 06:00 ET Media Advisory - Canadian Human Rights Commission and Office of the Correctional Investigator - Joint News Conference

OTTAWA, Feb. 27, 2019 /CNW/ - On Thursday, February 28th, the Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission and the Correctional Investigator of Canada will hold a joint news conference...


Jan 16, 2019, 13:39 ET Statement - More needs to be done to protect people from genetic discrimination in Canada

OTTAWA, Jan. 16, 2019 /CNW/ - Following the Quebec Court of Appeal's opinion concerning the constitutionality of the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act, Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner of the...


Jun 21, 2018, 10:53 ET Statement - "Accessiblity is a human right," CHRC applauds new federal Bill

OTTAWA, June 21, 2018 /CNW/ - Following the announcement by the Government of Canada of new federal accessibility legislation, Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights...


Jun 14, 2018, 11:14 ET Supreme Court ruling a disappointing setback for human rights justice in Canada: CHRC

OTTAWA, June 14, 2018 /CNW/ - The Canadian Human Rights Commission is disappointed in today's Supreme Court of Canada ruling, saying that the decision limits access to human rights justice for people ...


May 11, 2018, 07:00 ET Statement - Canada's human rights challenges need coordinated approach, not piecemeal solutions

OTTAWA, May 11, 2018 /CNW/ - Following Canada's third Universal Periodic Review at the UN in Geneva today, Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, issues the...


Apr 27, 2018, 10:27 ET Statement - The Internet shouldn't be a safe space for hate

OTTAWA, April 27, 2018 /CNW/ - In the wake of the shocking Toronto attack, Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, issues the following statement: "Like all...


Apr 18, 2018, 11:24 ET Statement - CHRC Annual Report: 2017 was the year when the "invisible became visible"

OTTAWA, April 18, 2018 /CNW/ - Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) issues the following statement upon the release of the CHRC's 2017 Annual Report: ...


Jan 31, 2018, 11:27 ET Changes to the way transgender offenders are accommodated in Canada's federal prison system

OTTAWA, Jan. 31, 2018 /CNW/ - An important collaboration spanning several years between the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC), the Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC), and Prisoners' Legal...


Dec 08, 2017, 12:48 ET On Human Rights Day, CHRC Commissioner reminds Canadians "even the smallest actions matter"

OTTAWA, Dec. 8, 2017 /CNW/- As Sunday, December 10, will be International Human Rights Day, Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, issues the following...


Dec 01, 2017, 13:03 ET Canadian Human Rights Commission applauds government announcement and calls for further effort toward full inclusion of persons with disabilities

OTTAWA, Dec. 1, 2017 /CNW/ - In response to yesterday's Government announcement by the Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human...


Nov 28, 2017, 17:20 ET Statement - "This happened in our lifetime," Canada's human rights watchdog reacts to government's apology to persecuted LGBTQ2 citizens

OTTAWA, Nov. 28, 2017 /CNW/ - In response to the government's apology today that addresses the historic persecution of members of the LGBTQ2 community, Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner of the...


Nov 27, 2017, 17:30 ET Supreme Court to hear Canadian Human Rights Commission's arguments in historic human rights case

OTTAWA, Nov. 27, 2017 /CNW/ - Tomorrow, the Canadian Human Rights Commission (the Commission) will appear before the Supreme Court of Canada to argue on behalf of the people of Canada—that they be...


Oct 20, 2017, 16:52 ET Quebec's face-covering law could stray into federal human rights jurisdiction

OTTAWA, Oct. 20, 2017 /CNW/ - The Canadian Human Rights Commission is concerned by Quebec's recent adoption of Bill 62, the Religious Neutrality Law, which prohibits public workers, as well as those...


Sep 27, 2017, 09:00 ET "A different conversation about human rights" - Canadian Human Rights Commission's conference today in Ottawa

OTTAWA, Sept. 27, 2017 /CNW/ - Today, at Ottawa's Shaw Centre, the Canadian Human Rights Commission is hosting the Beyond Labels 2017 Human Rights Symposium. In timing with the 40th anniversary of...


Sep 27, 2017, 07:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Canadian Human Rights Commission's Symposium/

OTTAWA, Sept. 25, 2017 /CNW/ - Members of the media are invited to attend the Beyond Labels 2017 Human Rights Symposium, hosted by the Canadian Human Rights Commission. Keynote speakers will include: ...


Sep 25, 2017, 11:53 ET Media Advisory - Canadian Human Rights Commission's Symposium

OTTAWA, Sept. 25, 2017 /CNW/ - Members of the media are invited to attend the Beyond Labels 2017 Human Rights Symposium, hosted by the Canadian Human Rights Commission. Keynote speakers will include: ...


Sep 13, 2017, 11:13 ET Statement - 10 years since Indigenous rights fully recognized by the United Nations - how is Canada doing?

OTTAWA, Sept. 13, 2017 /CNW/ - Today, on the tenth anniversary of the UN adoption of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human ...