School of Policy Studies

School of Policy Studies
School of Policy Studies

What Do We Do About the Legacy of Indian Residential Schools?

March 27, 2015,  11:45 am - 1:15 pm   
Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, 390 King Street. W, Kingston, ON 

The Hon. Justice Murray Sinclair

Commissioner and Chair, Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
Judge of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Manitoba

The Honourable Justice Murray Sinclair was appointed Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, which looks at those affected by the Indian Residential School system, in June 2009. He was Manitoba's first Aboriginal Judge and the second Aboriginal judge in Canada. He was appointed Associate Chief Judge of the Provincial Court of Manitoba in March of 1988 and to the Court of Queen's Bench of Manitoba in January 2001, and Co-Commissioner, along with Court of Queen's Bench Associate Chief Justice A. C. Hamilton, of Manitoba's Aboriginal Justice Inquiry. In 2000, Justice Sinclair completed the Report of the Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Inquest, into the deaths of 12 children in the pediatric cardiac surgery program of Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre in 1994. He was awarded a National Aboriginal Achievement award in addition to many other community service awards, as well as 8 Honorary Degrees for his work in the field of Aboriginal justice. 



2015 Tom Courchene Distinguished Speaker, Hon. Justice Murray Sinclair