Former Toronto mayor Barbara Hall appointed to the Order of Canada…

Former Toronto mayor Barbara Hall and author Joseph Boyden are among those appointed to the Order of Canada.

Hall was Toronto’s last mayor before amalgamation, serving from 1994 to 1997. Before running for office, she worked as a community activist and a lawyer. She was the chief commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission from 2005 to 2015, and was recently part of a seven-member panel that reviewed operations at the Toronto District School Board.

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