Saturday, April 17, 2010

Will Saskatchewan Be the First to Abolish Its Human Rights Tribunal?

The CBC is reporting that the Saskatchewan government is considering abolishing its Human Rights Tribunal and moving the case load to the Court of Queen's Bench.

"The provincial government says it's considering a proposal to have human rights cases handled in the courts instead of before the Saskatchewan Human Rights Tribunal.

Justice Minister Don Morgan confirmed in the legislature Thursday he's holding "negotiations and discussions" with the province's Human Rights Commission.

The agency, which is independent from the tribunal, investigates human rights complaints and can send them on to the tribunal for a hearing.

"We have received a recommendation from the chief commissioner that the Human Rights Tribunal matters could better be dealt with in the Court of Queen's Bench," Morgan said."

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