Order of New Brunswick

February 21, 2024

Frederick Hall

Frederick Hall resident Joanne E. McLeod received the Order of New Brunswick in recognition of her lifelong dedication to improving conditions for people with paraplegia or other mobility impairments.

Known as the first person with paraplegia to graduate from the University of New Brunswick (UNB). It was there she received her first degree before graduating from the UNB Faculty of Law. After her law degree, she joined the Department of Justice and, after three years, became the first woman appointed as Deputy Registrar of the New Brunswick Court of Appeal.

Thank you, Joanne, for championing the human rights of people with disabilities in New Brunswick and across Canada for over 60 years. Congratulations on this well-deserved award.

Front row, from le: Premier Blaine Higgs; Joanne E. McLeod; and The Honourable Brenda Murphy. Back row, from le: J.W. Bud Bird; Catherine Akagi; Bernard Poirier; and Isabelle McKee-Allain
Joanne E. McLeod, recipient of the Order of New Brunswick and Gordon McLean

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