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Barbara Hall

Barbara Hall, former Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission and former Mayor of Toronto, has served for more than 50 years as a community worker, lawyer, municipal politician and champion of a grassroots approach to community-building. In 1998, she received an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Ryerson University. She is an honorary witness of the work of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission. In 2016, Hall was made a Member of the Order of Canada for leadership in Human Rights.

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