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James Lockyer Wrongful Convictions in Canada

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James Lockyer obtained his LLB at the University of Nottingham in 1971 and is a member of the Bar in England. He taught at McGill University and the University of Windsor before being called to the Ontario Bar in 1977. He has been a criminal lawyer for 44 years. Since 1992, the majority of his practice has involved unravelling wrongful convictions. Mr. Lockyer is a founding director of Innocence Canada (formerly known as the Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted (AIDWYC)) in which capacity he has been involved in high profile wrongful conviction cases including those of Guy Paul Morin (1995), David Milgaard (1997), Steven Truscott (2007), William Mullins-Johnson (2008),Tammy Marquardt (2011), Leighton Hay (2014), John Salmon (2015), Maria Shepherd (2016) and Frank Ostrowski (2018). He has received numerous awards and honorary degrees and, in 2018, was made a member of the Order of Canada. He is a partner in the law firm Lockyer Campbell Posner.

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The Yorkminster Park Speakers Series (YPSS) offers continuing education lectures by outstanding speakers on topics of general interest. Lectures are held monthly from January to June and September to November and cover a range of subjects over the year on themes including health and wellness, science and the environment, community and culture, social justice, the arts, Canadian and world history and local heritage.

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