Book Launch: Reconciling Truths
Date: May 29, 2023
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM ET
Location: Massey College, Junior Common Room, Toronto
On Monday, May 29 at 5:00pm, you are invited to join the book launch and reception for Reconciling Truths: Reimagining Public Inquiries in Canada by Kim Stanton.
Dr. Emma Cunliffe will moderate a brief panel discussion with experts:
About the book
Reconciling Truths explores the role and implications of commissions such as Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, particularly their limits and possibilities in an era of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. As a forthright examination of the institutional design of public inquiries, Reconciling Truths acknowledges the risks inherent in their use. It also affirms their potential to shift the dominant Canadian narrative over time. Reconciling Truths: Reimagining Public Inquiries in Canada (UBC Press, 2022) was shortlisted for the Writers Trust of Canada Balsillie Prize in Public Policy.
About the author
Dr. Kim Stanton is a lawyer whose practice has focused on equality, constitutional and Indigenous rights law, and a former legal director of a national equality rights organization, the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF). At LEAF, Kim worked to address gender-based violence and advance equality rights in cases spanning topics such as Aboriginal law, criminal law, human rights law, socioeconomic rights, and reproductive justice. She recently served as a Commissioner on the Mass Casualty Commission (the joint federal/provincial inquiry into the April 2020 Nova Scotia mass casualty). Kim is a Senior Fellow of Massey College at the University of Toronto.
Books will be available for sale onsite.
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