2003 Recipient

Maureen Addie

Kingston, Ontario
Advocating for the Recognition of a Constitutional Right to an Education in Canada
Throughout her life, Maureen has been both a student and a teacher. She has degrees in Geology, Education and Music, and was studying Law at Queen’s when she was a CAPSLE Fellow. She taught high school since 1987, taking as many leaves as possible to pursue new areas of learning. Maureen was inspired by Mike Harris to undertake her law degree, motivated by the first-hand experience of the systematic destruction of an educational system in which she had once felt a sense of pride. In her latest pursuit, she integrated her pedagogical background with her developing interest in constitutional law.