It's interesting to see the same people show up on different public boards and commissions, one after the other. This is particularly visible in Canada, which has a much smaller population than the USA. It's almost like there is a class of activist who has no great accomplishment, insight or talent, but happens to be politically-connected. In Canada, these people are often rabidly left wing/liberal by USA standards. The same kneejerk Canadian liberals cycle through commission and commission, dominating the narrative of public debate. I ran across one "Dr. Nalin Kanuck" on several websites. He is connected with several commissions, boards, and Associations in Canada having to do with human rights. He was appointed to the Ontario Human Rights Commission, and most lately to the (taxation) Assessment Review Board. What's interesting is that Nalin Kanuck claims a doctorate. One some webpages this is a straightforward earned doctorate. One at least one webpage, the doctorate is said to be an "honorary doctorate in public administration from the City University of Los Angeles." See www.arb.gov.on.ca/english/content/ARB_Member_BiosJan05.html. According to Bear's 16th, City University claims "recognition" by the "Ancient and Sovereign Empire Washitaw de Dugdalmoundyah". I've asked the Assessment Review Board if there is an innocent explanation for this. My inquiry has been acknowledged, but no resolution yet. My take on this is that he may have obtained a bogus PhD in Public Administration from City University, but then realized that he would be discovered if he claimed it as an earned PhD. Seems a bit less sleazy to claim it only as an "honorary" degree. I wonder if this tactic is common and effective.