Human Rights Is Big Bucks #18

Edmonton Journal – A Rights and Democracy board member who resigned amid allegations of Conservative government interference in the agency lobbied for a United Nations appointment — correspondence obtained by Canwest News Service shows — using “inappropriate” tactics…

The administrative chief in question was Remy Beauregard, whose job as president essentially placed him in service of the board. Not only would such an official find it difficult to turn down a request from a board member, but Akhavan also sought the UN appointment through a division of the international body that, documents show, had earlier received an $824,000 over four years from the taxpayer-funded Rights and Democracy.


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