Lest you think that that a lifetime fighting the government in the name of feminism might somehow make you unpopular at Rideau Hall, feminist lawyer and Law Society of Upper Canada Bencher Beth Symes was made a Companion of the Order of Canada on December 30, 2010,
“for her contributions as a champion of women’s rights in the legal profession”
Those of you at or around Osgoode will get a chance to congratulate Beth in person, since she’ll be here this coming Monday January 24th 2011 for our discussion on Race and Gender Stratification in the Ontario Legal Profession. Beth is also a founding member of LEAF and very involved in the Canadian Feminist History Society (which I wrote about here). Any recent law student will recognize the names of many of the cases she argued, including Dobson, G. v. Winnipeg Child and Family Services, and of course, Symes.
There is no need to curtsey, I checked it out.