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Ontario government names 3rd expert to review racism in Peel school board

Peel district school board reviews report from integrity commissioner
WATCH ABOVE: Trustees were divided in a vote to receive a report from the integrity commissioner that clears a Peel District School Board trustee from any violation, for referring to McCrimmon middle school in Brampton as McCriminal. Erica Vella has details on the meeting a reactions from the trustees. (Nov. 19)

TORONTO – The Ontario government has named a third expert to conduct a review of a Toronto-area school board facing allegations of racism.

Education Minister Stephen Lecce says lawyer Shawn Richard will join the existing team examining the Peel District School Board, in response to public criticism that none of the existing reviewers were black.

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Richard is an expert in family and estates law and is past president of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers.

Suzanne Herbert and Ena Chadha were previously appointed to the review.

Lecce announced the review in November, saying the board is facing allegations of anti-black racism and concerns that it is not following proper governance, leadership and human resources practices.

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The board has previously said the review is taking place at its request.