CHRC welcomes two new part-time commissioners

The Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) is pleased to announce the appointments, by Order in Council, of two new part-time commissioners, Ms. Sheila MacPherson, effective April 30, 2015, and Mr. Kelly J. Serbu, effective May 28, 2015.

Sheila MacPherson is partner and the most senior civil litigator at Lawson Lundell LLP in Yellowknife. She also serves as Law Clerk of the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories and is responsible for all child protection litigation on behalf of the Government of Nunavut. Ms. MacPherson has been recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada for her litigation in both family law and personal injury. And she generously donates much of her personal time to various organizations in her community. 

Kelly Serbu is partner at Serbu McGuigan, Barristers and Solicitors in Halifax. He has extensive experience in various areas of law, including criminal law, personal injury, civil law, as well as Charter law and human rights law at both the provincial and federal levels. Mr. Serbu has also served as Adjudicator for the Indian Residential Schools Independent Assessment Process since 2008. In addition, Mr. Serbu also gives his time to many professional committees as well as coaching children’s hockey in his hometown of Halifax. 

Ms. MacPherson and Mr. Serbu join fellow part-time commissioners, Tara Erskine and Judy Mintz, who were appointed in 2014. 

Marie-Claude Landry, Ad. E.

Chief Commissioner 

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