Keith Norton 1941 - 2010
Following careers as an educator and a lawyer, Keith Norton served in the Ontario Legislature from 1975 to 1985. From 1977 to 1985 he held Cabinet posts in Community and Social Services, Environment, Health and Education, Colleges and Universities. From 1985 to 1992 he was a principal in several private sector enterprises involving water purification technology, publishing and consulting in Public Policy and Government Relations.
Mr. Norton was a member of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, a quasi-judicial tribunal established under the Canadian Human Rights Act from 1992-1996. He served as its president from 1992-1995.
On July 18, 1996 he was appointed Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission.
On January 31, 2010, Norton passed away at the age of 69 as a result of cancer. "It's difficult to overstate Keith North's influence for good in Ontario," said Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty. (2000 Induction Statement)
Éducateur, avocat, politicien provincial, membre du Tribunal de la Commission canadienne des droits de la personne et président de la Commission des droits de la personne de l'Ontario.