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N.S. Human Rights Commission battles threats to its reputation

Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 10:35 AM | By Donalee Moulton

A complaint that took 10 years to resolve and a secret report from the Ombudsman’s Office have embroiled the Nova Scotia’s Human Rights Commission in two very public controversies that could damage the organization’s reputation. That threat comes in the wake of significant changes to the commission’s operations that have made it a leader in Canada.

Former firefighter Lianne Tessier recently received a public apology from the chief of the Halifax Fire and Emergency department more than 12 years after she first raised concerns about harassment...