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The Honourable Senator Murray Sinclair

Monday, January 18, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Hon. Murray Sinclair

Western Law's Distinguished Speaker's series presents The Honourable Senator Murray Sinclair. Senator Sinclair will speak about becoming the first Aboriginal judge in Manitoba, chairing Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission and sitting on Canada's Senate.

Senator Sinclair served the justice system in Manitoba for over 25 years. He was the first Aboriginal Judge appointed in Manitoba and Canada’s second. He served as Co-Chair of the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry in Manitoba and as Chief Commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). As head of the TRC, he participated in hundreds of hearings across Canada, culminating in the issuance of the TRC’s report in 2015. He also oversaw an active multi-million dollar fundraising program to support various TRC events and activities, and to allow survivors to travel to attend TRC events. Sinclair was appointed to the Senate on April 2, 2016.
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