Canada's Minister of Justice and Attorney General called to Ontario Bar

The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould attends Special Call June 15

OTTAWA, June 16, 2016 /CNW/ - The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, was called to the Bar of Ontario today in Ottawa. The Special Call took place during the first of six Call to the Bar ceremonies to be held across the province in June to admit Ontario's newest lawyers to the legal profession.

Minister Wilson-Raybould was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 2000 and began her legal career working as a provincial Crown prosecutor in Vancouver. She was appointed Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last November and is the first Indigenous person in Canada's history named to the position. (See full biography.)

Law Society Treasurer Janet E. Minor called Minister Wilson-Raybould to the Bar. The Minister then delivered the keynote address to the soon-to-be lawyers, members of the audience and distinguished guests.

In her remarks to the newly called lawyers, Treasurer Minor said, "We need your innovation and creativity. We are counting on you. You are privileged because you have the capacity to make a difference. You are empowered — you can help to empower others. When you do, in your work and in your life, I think you will find this kind of engagement is the most rewarding and fulfilling and it will give you the kind of happiness you feel today."

The Law Society called 242 new lawyers to the Bar of Ontario at the Ottawa ceremony.

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SOURCE The Law Society of Upper Canada

Image with caption: "The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (left), is called to the Bar of Ontario by Law Society Treasurer Janet E. Minor at the Ottawa Call to the Bar ceremony June 15. At centre, looking on, is The Honourable George R. Strathy, Chief Justice of Ontario. Call to the Bar ceremonies are held across the province this month to admit Ontario’s newest lawyers to the legal profession. Minister Wilson-Raybould delivered the keynote address. (CNW Group/The Law Society of Upper Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160616_C6482_PHOTO_EN_715542.jpg

For further information: Media contact: Susan Tonkin, Communications Advisor, Media Relations, at 416-947-7605 or stonkin@lsuc.on.ca.

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