Barbara Hall
Barbara Hall
Barbara Hall is a Canadian lawyer, public servant and former politician. She was the 61st mayor of Toronto, the last to run before amalgamation. She was elected mayor of the pre-amalgamation City of Toronto in 1994, and held office until December 31, 1997. On November 28, 2005, Hall was appointed Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission for a three-year term.
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ESO offers fall fitness classes - Delmarva Now
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BELLE HAVEN -- Eastern Shore's Own Arts Center offers various fitness classes with Barbara Hall in the fall. Certified instructor Hall will teach three different fitness classes at ESO starting Sept. 6. Yoga, each Tuesday from 5-6 pm, incorporates a
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CNN Student News Transcript - August 23, 2011 - CNN
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But this could turn into a tough political fight, because as Barbara Hall explains, different people have different ideas about the best ways to create jobs. BARBARA HALL, CNN NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Will politics get in the way of creating more jobs?
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Diane L. Knowles, 67 - Journal and Courier
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29, 1944 and was the daughter of the late Walter and Barbara Hall. She graduated from Danville High School. She married Gilbert E. Knowles on Aug. 18, 1979. He died Aug. 13, 1984. Mrs. Knowles was retired from the VA Illiana Health Care in Danville
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GARY LEE HALL — Benton - Benton Evening News
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Survivors include his wife, Barbara Hall of Thomsonville; two daughters, Tammy Sexton and companion, Joe Tripp, of West Frankfort, and Kristi Hall of Thompsonville; three sons, Jay Hall and wife, Jennifer, of Carterville, Timothy Hall of Marion and his
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FBI launches new Child ID App - Wink News
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Kearney and Barbara Hall say keeping track of 18-month old grandson Kellan isn't easy. "This one will take off in a second. You have to watch them every second but it's scares you when you turn your head and they may be gone," Kearney Hall said Friday
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Rotary provides funds for park improvement - Press News
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From left, East Canton Rotary President Kim Weiss presents a check to East Canton Village Fiscal Officer Barbara Hall. The funds will be used to improve rest rooms at the village park. The East Canton Rotary recently provided a $958.99 grant to the
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Henry Carlisle dies at 84; author, translator helped bring Solzhenitsyn's work ... - Los Angeles Times
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(Barbara Hall) By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times Henry Carlisle, a San Francisco author, translator and former editor who with his wife helped bring two works by Alexander Solzhenitsyn to Western audiences, has died. He was 84
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Business roundup: Lenders join loan program - Salisbury Post
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Local service providers that can assist include the Small Business Center at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (contact Barbara Hall at 704-216-3534) and the NC Small Business and Technology Development Center office at University of North Carolina at
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Full religious services if necessary: Human Rights boss - Toronto Sun
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By Antonella Artuso ,Queen's Park Bureau Chief School boards must accommodate faith needs and that may include full religious services, Ontario Human Rights Commissioner Barbara Hall says. As debate continues over a Toronto school's decision to allow a
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East Canton may ask voters to approve income tax hike - Canton Repository
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“At that time we were anticipating having extra money to do things with our police department,” said Barbara Hall, village fiscal officer. “Interest on our investments, we were expecting a decent return on those.”
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More than 1 million attended Toronto's 31st Pride parade - CityNews
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More than one million people attended this year's event, including former mayors David Miller and Barbara Hall, and Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke - but Toronto's current mayor, Rob Ford, won't be among them. A white truck parked on Gould Street ... - -
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Gala a glowing night for Aquarium - Long Beach Press-Telegram
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Installed were Barbara Hall, Sharon Civalleri, Susan Cross, Sally Sopkin, Donna Estrin, Leslee Martin and Marlene Temple. Committee chairs were introduced: Dee McKinney, Liz Minor, Noreen Wood, Lesley Scheller, Rosemary Scott, Jane Screen,
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PHOTOS: Demonstrators Voice Opinions on Shutdown, Relax on the Grass at State ... - Patch.com
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Barbara Hall of St. Paul, who was at the Capitol with the community action group LIFT, said she was there to represent the people in her area that could not and come voice their opinion. "The people in my apartment building, a lot of the people can't
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Ford a no-show at Pride kick-off - 680 News
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Former mayor Barbara Hall said Ford needs to take part in Pride Week. "I think he's missing on so many different grounds an incredible opportunity to enjoy the city and all of its citizens," Hall said
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Ford to pass on Pride, but Barbara Hall shows longstanding solidarity - Xtra.ca
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On the 25th anniversary year of sexual orientation being added to the Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC), former Toronto mayor Barbara Hall recalls marching in the Pride parade as the most “moving experience” of her time as mayor. ... - -
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St John issues its own appeal for help - Auckland stuff.co.nz
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HELPING HAND: St John ambulance officer Marcel Driessen is reunited with Barbara Hall, who he rescued from the Waitakere Ranges after she fractured her arm while tramping. When St John ambulance officer Marcel Driessen got a call to help an 80-year-old
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Barbara Hall
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2009
    Age 63
    In February 2009, in a report to the Canadian Human Rights Commission, Hall in her capacity as OHRC Commissioner, recommended the creation of a National Press Council that would serve as a national media watchdog.
    More Details Hide Details Unlike current press councils in Canada, membership to this new council would be required by all publishers, webmasters and radio and television producers. Hall stated that such a council was necessary to protect human rights but insisted that such a body would not result in censorship of the media. Hall explained that the national press council would have the power to accept complaints of discrimination, in particular from "vulnerable groups" and although the council would have no power to censor media outlets, it could force them to carry the council's decisions, including counterarguments made by complainants. Mary Agnes Welch, president of the Canadian Association of Journalists, stated that the current provincial press councils are "the only real place that readers can go to complain about stories short of the courts" but that they "are largely toothless and ineffective." However, she argued against a mandatory national press council, stating that:
  • FIFTIES
  • 2005
    Age 59
    In November 2005, Hall was appointed the Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC).
    More Details Hide Details In December 2007, the OHRC released a preliminary report looking into bullying of Canadian-Asians fishing illegally on Lake Simcoe. Hall wrote that violence and harassment of Canadian-Asian anglers "remind us that racism and racial discrimination exist in Ontario." Hall added that "We're looking for communities across Ontario to have an open dialogue and take action on racism. Although this is often hard to do, it is necessary to make communities welcoming and safe for all." In April 2008, the OHRC dismissed a complaint by the Canadian Islamic Congress against Maclean's, but issued a statement denouncing the magazine's exercise of free speech. In an interview, Hall stated that "When the media writes, it should exercise great caution that it's not promoting stereotypes that will adversely impact on identifiable groups. I think one needs to be very careful when one speaks in generalities, that in fact one is speaking factually about all the people in a particular group."
  • 2003
    Age 57
    Hall ran for mayor again in 2003 and on this occasion was strongly backed by supporters of the Ontario Liberal Party.
    More Details Hide Details She was widely considered an unofficial Liberal candidate while David Miller, an NDP city councillor, was considered an unofficial NDP candidate and John Tory was an unofficial Progressive Conservative candidate. Despite being the front-runner at the campaign's start and garnering strong support from the city's ethnic press, Hall wound up a distant third behind the winner, Miller, and runner-up John Tory. Hall subsequently served on the Ontario government's "Health Results Team" as lead of community relations. Hall was appointed to this position by Health Minister George Smitherman who had worked in Hall's office while she was mayor.
  • FORTIES
  • 1994
    Age 48
    She was elected mayor of the pre-amalgamation City of Toronto in 1994, and held office until December 31, 1997.
    More Details Hide Details On November 28, 2005, Hall was appointed Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission for a three-year term. Barbara Hall attended the University of Victoria in British Columbia but left two credits short of a degree to pursue community activism. She then moved to Nova Scotia to work with black families in rural areas. She worked in the small Nova Scotia community of Three Mile Plains as one of the first members of the Company of Young Canadians.
    Hall was elected Mayor of Toronto in 1994 defeating incumbent June Rowlands.
    More Details Hide Details Although she ran as an independent and was backed by supporters from different parties, she was widely regarded as an unofficial candidate of the New Democratic Party (NDP). Hall's victory was considered an upset, given the low popularity of Bob Rae's provincial NDP government at the time. She was the first mayor of Toronto to be a member of the NDP since William Dennison. As Mayor, she presided over a period of growth for the city. In 1997, a new provincial government under Mike Harris amalgamated the City of Toronto with Scarborough, York, East York, North York, and Etobicoke. The new "megacity" was also called Toronto. Hall opposed the amalgamation, but nonetheless ran for mayor of the new municipality. Although she won the majority of the vote in old Toronto, York and East York, she lost to outgoing North York mayor Mel Lastman, who had a very strong base of support in North York as well as in Etobicoke and Scarborough. Hall started the campaign well behind Lastman in public opinion polls, but she improved her support enough to place a close second.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1985
    Age 39
    Hall campaigned for the Legislative Assembly of Ontario in the 1985 provincial election as a candidate of the New Democratic Party in St. David.
    More Details Hide Details She finished third against Liberal Attorney-General Ian Scott. She was first elected to Toronto City Council later in the same year.
  • 1980
    Age 34
    She served for a time as a probation officer in Cleveland, Ohio. She returned to Canada and studied law at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University and in 1980 was admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada.
    More Details Hide Details To earn money during her studies, Hall waitressed tables at the Second City.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1967
    Age 21
    In 1967, at the age of 20, she worked for Toronto youth programs and co-founded an alternative school.
    More Details Hide Details She also earned a law degree at Osgoode Hall and worked in family law.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1946
    Age 0
    Born in 1946.
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