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Review of the Peel District School Board


Review of the Peel District School Board

Ministry of Education

The Minister of Education has appointed a third independent reviewer to work with Ena Chadha and Suzanne Herbert,  under the leadership of Assistant Deputy Minister Patrick Case to support the Peel District School Board (PDSB) Review. The Reviewers will draft a report with recommendations on how the board can ensure effective board governance that addresses anti-Black racism concerns, promotes equity, increases accountability and transparency, and safeguards the success and well-being of all students. 

Anthony (Shawn) Richard - Shawn Richard is a graduate of the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law where he taught Trial Advocacy until 2018. He is also currently a partner at Lenkinski Law (which will be renamed Lenkinski Carr & Richard LLP in 2020).

Shawn has successfully represented clients in the Ontario Superior Court and the Ontario Court of Justice on various commercial and family law matters. His areas of practice include family, estates and civil litigation and he has recent publications in family law.

In 2013, Shawn acted as co-counsel for the Elliot Lake Mall Action Committee (ELMAC) at the Elliot Lake Inquiry. Before the Inquiry, Shawn practiced for several years at a civil litigation boutique in the areas of tort litigation (including medical malpractice, professional negligence and personal injury), employment litigation and commercial litigation.

Shawn Richard is the Past President of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL). During his presidency, Shawn represented the organization before standing committees, and members of provincial and federal parliament to address issues of anti-Black racism and human rights; represented the organization at the meeting of Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers to discuss human rights in December of 2017; and prepared submissions and press releases on issues affecting Black lawyers and the Black communities.

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