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TORONTO – The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) announced today that Michael Bryant, its Executive Director since 2018, will be leaving CCLA at year’s end, to begin as the new Chief Executive Legal Aid BC on January 17, 2022.  The CCLA Board of Directors offer their congratulations and gratitude to Michael Bryant, for his leadership at CCLA for what will be four years as its Executive Director and General Counsel.

“Michael will be sincerely missed, but this is a wonderful opportunity for him to return to his home province, and to continue his career in public service with such a great organization,” said Andrew Lokan, CCLA’s Chair of the Board of Directors.

“During Michael’s tenure, the CCLA has modernized and grown in many ways. We have never been in a stronger position to fulfill our mandate to protect the civil liberties of all Canadians. We are very grateful for all he has done, and wish him the best in his new role.”

The CCLA Board of Directors will immediately commence a national search for his successor.  Michael continues to serve as Executive Director and General Counsel at CCLA until January 1, 2022.

About the Canadian Civil Liberties Association

The CCLA is an independent, non-profit organization with supporters from across the country. Founded in 1964, the CCLA is a national human rights organization committed to defending the rights, dignity, safety, and freedoms of all people in Canada.

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