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Barry Wilcox, Q.C. appointed interim Chief Commissioner

August 9, 2021

The Saskatchewan Minister of Justice and Attorney General has appointed Barry Wilcox, Q.C. as the interim Chief Commissioner of the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission.

Wilcox began serving as a Commissioner for the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission in June 2011. On September 12, 2018, the Government of Saskatchewan appointed him the Commission’s Deputy Chief Commissioner through Order in Council.

“I am honoured and excited to be appointed as interim Chief Commissioner,’’ said Wilcox. “I look forward to working with our team to fulfill the Commission’s mandate and to promote and protect the individual dignity, fundamental freedoms, and equal rights of Saskatchewan citizens.”

A longstanding and respected member of the Prince Albert Bar Association, Wilcox has experience in all three levels of the Saskatchewan courts and has appeared before numerous provincial commissions and boards. He has also appeared before the Tax Court of Canada and the Federal Court of Canada.

Wilcox replaces former Chief Commissioner David Arnot who was recently appointed as an independent Senator by the Independent Advisory Board for Senate Appointments.