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Chouhan Appointed Critic For Human Rights, Multiculturalism and Immigration
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
- The News
August 21, 2007
CHOUHAN APPOINTED CRITIC FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, MULTICULTURALISM AND IMMIGRATION
VICTORIA—New Democrat Official Opposition leader Carole James today appointed Burnaby-Edmonds MLA Raj Chouhan as Critic for Human Rights, Multiculturalism and Immigration.
Chouhan previously served as Opposition Critic for Human Rights in 2005. He has also served as Critic for Mental Health.
“I am honoured to once again serve as the Opposition Critic for Human Rights,” said Chouhan. “It is an issue that I am very passionate about, and I am committed to holding the Campbell government to account for its dismal record on human rights.
“The Campbell government eliminated the Human Rights Commission, and voted down New Democrat legislation to re-establish it. In the spring session of the Legislature, B.C. Liberal MLAs voted down New Democrat amendments to legislation that would have brought school codes of conduct into line with provisions of the Human Rights Code. And the government continues to divert funding for immigrant settlement programs into general revenue.
“I look forward to addressing each of these issues in my role as Critic for Human Rights, Multiculturalism and Immigration on behalf of the New Democrat Official Opposition,” said Chouhan.