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Trailblazers: Empowering Women virtual event

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Saturday, May 1st, 2021
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Beverley McLachlin has led an extraordinary life. One of the few women studying law in the 1960s, she graduated at the top of her class and began her long career—first as a dedicated lawyer and professor, later as a judge serving on the highest court in the country, and finally as the first woman to be named Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.

McLachlin became a champion for Canadians from all walks of life. She presided over charged debates on topics such as same-sex marriage, euthanasia, and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. With each judgment, she laid down a legal legacy proving that fairness and justice are not luxuries of the powerful but rather rights owed to each and every one of us.

“From a very early age, all I knew was that I wanted to do something that was not ordinary. Because, for a girl growing up in a remote prairie town in the 1940s, the ordinary was very ordinary indeed.”

Join us for this inspiring presentation and Q & A. TICKETS AVAILABLE: https://www.stmarg.ca/community/alumnae/spring-reunion/


Cost: General: $25.00
Category: Arts | Entertainment
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Location: Zoom online
Zoom online, Victoria
This event is for Adults, Teens, Seniors, Student / College
More Info: Janine Cowie
[email protected]
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