CHRC welcomes a fifth part-time commissioner

The Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) is pleased to announce the appointment, by Order in Council, of a new part-time commissioner, Ms. Peggy Warolin, effective June 18, 2015.

Ms. Warolin practices law at the private firm she founded in 2005. She has been a member of the Quebec Bar since 2004 and has extensive experience in litigation, civil law, administrative law, family law and child protection. She also works closely with the Aboriginal communities in her region. 

Born in France, Ms. Warolin moved to Canada for her education and earned her Bachelor of Laws from Université Laval in 2003. Since that time, she has served in many roles, including President of the Bar of Abitibi-Témiscamingue, member of the General Council of the Quebec Bar, and member of the Board of Directors of the Association des avocats et avocates de province (regional lawyers’ association).

As a member of the Quebec Bar, Ms. Warolin has been involved in several missions to Inuit communities across Canada’s North and co-authored the report entitled, le Rapport sur les missions du Barreau du Québec auprès des communautés autochtones du Grand Nord québécois. In 2015, following publication of the report, she was nominated by Quebec’s Minister of Justice to the Table socio-judiciaire autochtone.

Ms. Warolin is a vocal advocate for the rights and needs of people in minority groups and the most vulnerable members of society.

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