Arlene Huggins was handpicked by Education Minister Stephen Lecce to investigate the PDSB’s compliance after its failure to adhere to 27 Ministerial Directions it received. 

The former president of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL) earned a law degree from the University of Toronto in 1989. She was also on the founding Board of the African Canadian Legal Clinic (ACLC) launched in 1994 to address anti-Black racism, and has served on the federal Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee for the Greater Toronto Area.

Currently, Ms. Huggins is a partner at Koskie Minsky LLP and heads the firm’s Employment Law Group. According to their website, she has extensive legal expertise in Employment Law, Human Rights, and Civil Litigation. In March, she was named a 2020 recipient of the Law Society Medal for “significant contributions to the legal profession.”

📸Ron Fanfair