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Alumna appointed to Order of Ontario
Posted on 2021-01-13 in Alumni
The Order of Ontario is the Province of Ontario’s highest honour.
The Honourable Karen M. Weiler (BA’68) has been appointed to the Order of Ontario in recognition of her contributions to family law.
Weiler, a graduate of the College of Arts and Science, was among the appointees named on Jan. 1, 2021. The Order of Ontario is the Province of Ontario’s highest honour.
Weiler, a retired lawyer and federal judge whose judicial career spanned 37 years, has previously been appointed to the Order of Canada.
Born in Spiritwood, Sask., Weiler received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Saskatchewan before studying law at Osgoode Hall Law School. She practiced law in Ontario for two decades and held appointments as a judge for the District Court of Ontario, the Ontario High Court, the Ontario Court of Appeal and the Court Martial Appeal Court.
The announcement of her appointment to the Order of Ontario states that Weiler “is recognized for her transformative work respecting the Family Law Reform Act while counsel for the Attorney General.”
Weiler is currently a director of Covenant House Toronto and a volunteer with Innocence Canada.
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