News Release - Canadian Human Rights Commission welcomes new part-time Commissioner

September 21, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Human Rights Commission

The Canadian Human Rights Commission (CHRC) is pleased to announce the appointment, by Order in Council, of a new part-time Commissioner, Ms. Rachel Leck, effective immediately.

Ms. Leck brings a new energy and extensive legal experience at all levels of court in Ontario, her home province. Her specific areas of expertise include employment law, human rights law, and insurance law. She also has experience in family and child protection law. She appears in court for civil litigation matters on a regular basis. Ms. Leck’s litigation practice focuses on early assessment and resolution of matters though negotiation and mediation. She is currently a civil litigator at McCague Borlack LLP’s Ottawa office.

For the last 20 years, Ms. Leck has volunteered her time on various boards in Toronto, Simcoe County, and Ottawa. She is also deeply committed to the development of a diverse and ethically robust legal profession. To that end, Ms. Leck speaks annually to first year students at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law, and mentors a number of law students and articling candidates, both formally and informally.

Ms. Leck obtained her J.D. from the University of Ottawa, and an honours degree in media studies and journalism from the University of Guelph-Humber. She was called to the bar of Ontario in 2010. She is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the County of Carleton Law Association. 

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