Lawyer Tanya Walker joins us to discuss the bill’s potential implications on Canada’s criminal justice system.
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Tanya Walker is a black lawyer in Toronto. She had the chance to meet her idol yesterday, when former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama came to town.
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Tanya Walker obtained her law degree from Osgoode Hall at York University in 2005, and her Honours Bachelor of Commerce with a minor in Economics from McMaster University in 2002. She was called to the Ontario Bar in 2006. She is currently serving a term as Bencher of the Law Society of Ontario; elected by her peers as not only the first Black elected female Bencher from Toronto, in the 220 year history of the Law Society, but also as one of the youngest sitting Benchers.
Walker is a frequent speaker on legal issues to the Toronto Community and regularly appears on the CTV Show, Your Morning as a legal analyst. She has also been Named in the 2017 and 2018 Lexpert Guides as one of the Leading Lawyers to Watch in Corporate/Commercial Litigation and is also the recipient of the 2018 Women’s Business Enterprise of the Year Award.
Walker is a member of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers, the Law Society Tribunal, the Certified Specialist Board, and is certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a Specialist in Civil Litigation.