May 23, 2014 - Ottawa, ON - Department of Justice Canada
The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the appointment of Lisa Gallivan as a part-time member of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal for a three-year term.
Ms. Gallivan received her Bachelor of Commerce degree at Dalhousie University in Halifax, where she also completed a Master of Business Administration in 1993 and a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1996. For the past 18 years, she has focused her legal career on labour and employment law and is currently a partner at the firm Stewart McKelvey Stirling Scales. Previously, Ms. Gallivan lectured in business law at both Mount Saint Vincent University and Saint Mary's University.
Ms. Gallivan is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Nova Scotia Barristers Society, and the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers.
An active member of her community, Ms. Gallivan is the current director of the Brigadoon Children's Village. She has previously held the position of president for the Halifax YWCA, the Homebridge Youth Society, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Halifax.
The Canadian Human Rights Tribunal was established in 1977 as an independent agency. Along with the Canadian Human Rights Commission, the Tribunal administers the Canadian Human Rights Act according to procedures specified by law and without interference from the government.
This appointment is effective on May 9, 2014.
For further information on the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, visit www.chrt-tcdp.gc.ca.
- Paloma Aguilar
Office of the Minister of Justice
- Media Relations
Department of Justice
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