Saskatchewan Human Rights Chief Commissioner David Arnot in a photo from April 14, 2016. (Photo Credit: Gord Waldner/The StarPhoenix)

Sask. Human Rights Chief Commissioner David Arnot appointed to Senate

David Arnot (JD'75) has been serving the people of Saskatchewan in a legal capacity since 1976. He's been heralded for his reconciliation-based work.

Calling it a “great honour,” in an article from the Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission Chief Commissioner David Arnot (JD'75) is among the five newest members of the Senate.

The appointment to the Senate of Canada for Arnot, also a former federal treaty commissioner for the province, was announced Thursday by the Prime Minister’s Office.

“This is a great honour and I am truly humbled,” Arnot said in a statement.

“The Prime Minister was clear when he spoke to me that he expects me to make a significant contribution to the work of the Senate, and to help tackle the broad range of challenges and opportunities facing our country.”

Arnot has been in the role of chief commissioner since 2009, after starting his legal career in Saskatchewan in 1976.

Since receiving a degree from the University of Saskatchewan, he’s worked as a provincial court judge, a Crown prosecutor and Director General of Aboriginal Justice in the Department of Justice Canada.

Read the full article at https://thestarphoenix.com.

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