Nathalie Chiasson, the chair of the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission, said the proposed amendments are significant and reflect a changing society.
"These new measures will enable us to better help New Brunswickers access our services," the release quotes Chiasson as saying.
The release says that among other things, the amendments would also:
- Prohibit discrimination by any person in the workplace.
- Modernize the definition of mental disability.
- Provide the commission with additional authority to dismiss a complaint in certain cases.
- Improve the commission's ability to investigate and settle complaints.