April 5, 2012 - As Parliament will soon consider legislation to close the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development (also known as Rights & Democracy), Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird today announced the membership of the interim board that will ensure this is done in the most timely and orderly way possible.
“Our government has committed to finding efficiencies and savings while also promoting freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law around the world,” said Baird. “This group will help ensure a smooth transition of functions formerly under Rights & Democracy to within Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada.
“We are working with a clean slate and intend to move forward.”
The members of the interim board of directors are:
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