On November 29, the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, appointed Mr. Paul Favel, Q.C., to the Federal Court. Mr. Favel’s appointment is effective December 11, 2017.

“On behalf of the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission, I offer my heartfelt congratulations to Deputy Chief Commissioner Favel,” said David Arnot, Chief Commissioner of the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission. “I have had the distinct pleasure of working with Mr. Favel for nearly 25 years. His integrity, his consummate sense of fairness, and his professionalism will make him an outstanding jurist.”

Mr. Favel joined the Commission in June 2011, and he has served as the Deputy Chief Commissioner of the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commissioner since that time. He is a highly regarded lawyer and has served as a partner at a Saskatoon-based law firm for over a decade.

“Paul has been a strong advocate for human rights in our province, offering an important perspective on some of the most dynamic issues facing our province, and helping to transform the Commission,” said Chief Commissioner Arnot.  “We thank him for his excellent service to the people of Saskatchewan and to the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission.”