Human Rights Is Big Bucks #17

Toronto Star – The former acting president of embattled Rights and Democracy conceded Thursday the board of directors broke its own rules by hiring outside firms to delve into the “dysfunctional” Montreal-based human rights agency.

After telling a parliamentary committee of the lack of accountability and transparency on the part of others at the agency, Jacques Gauthier acknowledged spending thousands of dollars on single-source contracts for consulting and public relations firms, a lawyer and a private investigator, all contrary to the board’s own rules.

“Certainly more than $10,000,” said Gauthier…

In an interview in February, Braun cited problems of oversight, in particular Beauregard’s decision to give $30,000 to three human rights groups based in the Middle East.

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