TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2018 /CNW/ - The Law Society of Ontario will present a degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD), to The Honourable Senator Murray Sinclairat its Call to the Bar ceremony in Toronto on September 28, 2018.
The Law Society presents honorary doctorates to distinguished people in recognition of outstanding achievements in the legal profession, the rule of law, or the cause of justice. An honorary LLD is presented at each Call to the Bar ceremony, and LLD recipients serve as inspirational keynote speakers for the new lawyers attending the ceremonies.
Senator Sinclair is a highly respected and dedicated leader in Canada. Following his call to the Manitoba Bar in 1980, he practised primarily in the fields of civil and criminal litigation and Aboriginal law. In 1988, he became the first Indigenous judge in Manitoba (and the second in Canada) when he was appointed Associate Chief Judge of the Provincial Court of Manitoba. In 2001, he was appointed to the Court of Queen's Bench of Manitoba.
As Chair of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission (2009 – 2015), Senator Sinclair was instrumental in documenting the history of Indian Residential Schools in Canada and the accounts of more than 6,750 residential school Survivors. His wisdom and leadership delivered the first comprehensive report on this dark chapter in our history, including 94 Calls to Action to guide Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians to reconciliation.
He has been widely recognized with numerous honorary degrees, and was appointed to the Senate on April 2, 2016.
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