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  Marlene Ruck of Halifax has been appointed to the Nova
  Scotia Human Rights Commission. The new appointment was
  approved this week by the all-party human resources
  committee of the House of Assembly.
  The commission is responsible for administering and
  enforcing the provisions of Nova Scotia's Human Rights Act.
  This includes complaints investigation and determination,
  public information and education on race relations, advice
  and assistance to government departments, and co-operation
  with and assistance to any person or organization concerned
  with human rights.
  The new commissioner has been a teacher in the
  Halifax/Dartmouth area since 1991. She has extensive
  community volunteer experience, especially in the areas of
  education and race relations.
  The other members of the commission are: Alison Scott
  Butler, Port Williams, Kings County, a lawyer with
  considerable experience and interest in the area of family
  law and children's rights; Norbert Comeau, Church Point,
  Digby County, a school principal who is active in the
  Acadian community; Mary MacLennan, Halifax, a lawyer active
  in the disabled community; Joseph Benjamin Marshall,
  Eskasoni, Cape Breton County, a recent law graduate of
  Dalhousie Law Schools's Indigenous Black and Mi'kmaq
  Program, who has a lengthy involvement in Mi'kmaq community
  affairs; Dr. Kenneth Ozmon, Halifax, president of Saint
  Mary's University and commission chair; Prof. Wayne MacKay,
  Halifax, a faculty member at Dalhousie Law School, and
  executive director of the Human Rights Commission; and, B.
  J. Tan of Waverley, Halifax County, a federal government
  employee who has been an active community volunteer for many
  Commission members are remunerated at a rate of $100 per
  meeting, with meetings held once a month. The commission
  chair receives an additional annual honoraria of $6,000.
  Contact: Prof. Wayne MacKay  902-424-4622
  trp                         Oct. 27, 1995