A top official with the Canadian Human Rights Commission says the decision to close offices in Vancouver, Toronto, and Halifax wasn’t politically-motivated. Rather, Karen Mosher, the commission’s secretary general, says the closures were motivated by a desire to cut $500,000 in expenditures. Mosher’s statements came in response to claims by John Gordon, president of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, that the federal government was intentionally handicapping initiatives aimed at supporting human rights and women’s groups.
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