Krista Daley, a leader in human rights and immigration issues, has been appointed director and CEO of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission. Cecil Clarke, Minister responsible for the Human Rights Act, made the announcement today, April 30, and said Ms. Daley is an excellent choice to lead the commission. “We are pleased to have someone with Ms. Daley’s reputation and experience accept this very important appointment,” he said. The appointment comes after diligent work by a selection panel that included non-partisan panelists appointed by each of the political parties and independent representation. Ms. Daley was the Senior General Counsel and Director of Legal Services for the Canada Immigration and Refugee Board from 2001 until 2008. She also spent a year as an advisor to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva, Switzerland. Mr. Clarke also acknowledged and thanked Michael Noonan, who has been acting director and CEO since past CEO Mayann Francis was appointed Lieutenant Governor in September 2006. “I want to thank Mr. Noonan for his excellent work in the position over the past 18 months and wish him continued success in the future,” said Mr. Clarke. Ms. Daley’s appointment is effective Thursday, May 1. The Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission is an independent government commission that is charged with the administration of the province’s Human Rights Act.
Canada will be joining Japan and the European Union in Geneva as part of a multi-national meeting of auto-producing countries.The meeting planned for Tuesday is expected to plot strategy as U.S. President Donald Trump threatens to impose tariffs on vehicles and auto parts.Some critics are warning that the potential tariffs of up to 25 per cent, plus retaliatory measures could yield disastrous repercussions.The predicted fallout may include adding thousands of dollars to the price of a vehicle and job cuts, which will cause significant harm to the global auto industry.Ottawa has vowed to respond to the auto tariffs with its own countermeasures.