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Board Members


CHAIR OF THE BOARD AND CO-CHAIR OF THE EQUALITY PANEL
LINDA JONES (BRITISH COLUMBIA)

Linda raised her two children on welfare and helped start a Welfare Rights Group in the Surrey/White Rock area in the 1980’s. From 1989 - 2001 she was an organizer with End Legislated Poverty - at the time the largest coalition of anti-poverty, union and church groups in BC.

TREASURER AND REPRESENTATIVE OF THE LAW FACULTIES/BAR ASSOCIATIONS
KEN NORMAN (SASKATCHEWAN)

Professor with the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Ken is author of various reports on human rights, labour relations, administrative and constitutional law.

VICE-CHAIR OF THE BOARD AND CO-CHAIR OF THE LANGUAGE PANEL
KATHLEEN TANSEY (QUÉBEC)

Lawyer specialized in Labour and Employment Law and member of the Québec and Ontario Bar.

REPRESENTATIVE OF EQUALITY MEMBERS
BONNIE MORTON (SASKATCHEWAN)

Member of the Charter Committee on Poverty Issues (CCPI) and the National Anti-Poverty Organization.

REPRESENTATIVE OF EQUALITY MEMBERS
ANNE LEVESQUE (ONTARIO)

Nominated by the Council of Canadians with Disabilities, she articled with Baker Law, and is an advocate of the advancement of human rights.

REPRESENTATIVE OF LANGUAGE MEMBERS
GUY MATTE (ONTARIO)

Former Executive Director of l'Association des enseignantes et enseignants franco-ontariens, Guy is currently the Executive Director of the Canadian Foundation for Cross-Cultural Dialogue.

REPRESENTATIVE OF LANGUAGE MEMBERS
FRANK VERRILLO (QUÉBEC)

An experienced teacher, principal, school commissioner and trustee, Frank brings extensive knowledge of legislation that refer to Minority Language Rights at the Provincial and Federal levels and invaluable experience in assisting the President of QESBA in representing the interest of Quebec's English School Boards both at the Provincial and National levels.