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Ottawa: An Indo-Canadian international human rights law expert is set to be the next chief commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission, a media report said.


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“I want to extend my congratulations to Renu Mandhane on her nomination as Ontario’s new human rights commissioner,” Canada-based The Voice quoted Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne as saying on Thursday.

Mandhane is currently serving as the University of Toronto’s executive director of the international human rights program.

A long-time advocate for the advancement of women’s rights, Mandhane is a member of the Canada Committee of Human Rights watch.

“As a long-time advocate for human rights with a focus on advancing women’s rights, we are fortunate that someone so passionate and experienced will lead the important work done by the Ontario Human Rights Commission,” Wynne said.

Mandhane welcomed the nomination as an opportunity to serve “the needs of the most vulnerable members of our society”.

“My work at the international level has impressed upon me how important it is to act locally to ensure sustainable social change. I am humbled to be provided with an opportunity to take up that challenge,” she said.

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