Ruth Goba named Ontario's interim chief human rights commissioner
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, February 20, 2015 5:07PM EST
TORONTO - The Liberal government has named a lawyer and social activist as interim chief commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission.
The appointment of Ruth Goba, effective Feb. 28, will end May 27 -- unless a permanent commissioner is appointed before then.
Goba, who is currently a commissioner, takes over from Barbara Hall, who's headed the commission for the past decade.
Among other things, the commission works to end discrimination and to promote human rights in Ontario.