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SHRC Interim Chief Commissioner stepping down

January 29, 2024

Interim Chief Commissioner, Barry Wilcox, K.C., is stepping down from his position with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission effective January 31, 2024.

Wilcox was called to the Saskatchewan Bar in 1981. Following that, he practiced law in Prince Albert. In 2011, Wilcox was appointed to the Commission and later was promoted to the role of Deputy Chief Commissioner. In 2021, Wilcox assumed the duties of Interim Chief Commissioner following the appointment of then-Chief Commissioner David Arnot to the Senate of Canada.

“It has been an honour and a privilege to be a part of the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission and to serve the people of this province for the past 12 years,” said Wilcox. “During my time with the Commission, I’ve had the chance to work with so many intelligent, dedicated, and principled people. I’m grateful for that opportunity and I’m proud of the work we’ve done to protect, promote, and advance human rights in Saskatchewan.”

Wilcox’s resignation is solely for personal reasons. It is his intention to make more time for family pursuits, and to enjoy special moments with his grandchildren.

An enduring champion for human rights and the dignity of Saskatchewan people, Wilcox’s leadership will be greatly missed.