The Montreal-based government agency Rights and Democracy has been confronted with a controversy after the group’s President, Remy Beauregard, died of a heart attack following a disruptive board meeting on January 7th. The death of Mr. Beauregard occurred during a time of turmoil and division among the staff and board members.
Former President of the Rights and Democracy group, Warren Allmand, spoke with me regarding the recent controversy of Beauregard’s death and tension between board members.
“The members of the board and the President are appointed by the government in power and they are suppose to appoint people who have different political backgrounds and are committed to the mandate which is to promote and defend all human rights,” Mr. Allmand said. “They cannot pick and chose, or defend and shield some countries and go after other countries. It should be an objective and non-partisan approach”. Continue Reading