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Under fire from Black community, province names third reviewer in Peel school board racism probe

Updated: May 11, 2020

Ontario’s education minister — under fire after not appointing someone from the Black community to help probe allegations of racism at the Peel school board — has now named a third reviewer, the Star has learned.

The appointment of Shawn Richard, past president of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers, “is intended to address feedback from community members and stakeholders about the need to have an independent Black reviewer who can contextualize lived experiences that are being shared, and to ensure that there is a voice to speak to the specific ways in which systemic racism affects the Black community,” Stephen Lecce said in a written statement.

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