Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 7:30 PM
Dr. Dianne Saxe is the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), a tough but fair watchdog over Ontario’s environmental, energy and climate performance, and guardian of the Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR). Prior to her appointment in December 2015, Commissioner Saxe was one of Canada’s most respected environmental lawyers. Commissioner Saxe was recognized as one of the world’s top 25 environmental lawyers. Some of her numerous tributes and honours include the Award for Distinguished Service, the highest honour granted by the Ontario Bar Association; and the Gold Key Award for exceptional lifetime professional achievement, granted by Osgoode Hall Law School Alumni. Commissioner Saxe has travelled extensively in Ontario and Canada, both in her professional practice and as a keen canoeist, kayaker and cross-country skier. She is the daughter of Canadian politician Morton Shulman and the mother of neuroscientist Rebecca Saxe.