Toronto Police Services Board Thanks Departing Board Member Marie Moliner and Welcomes New Board Member Ann Morgan
TORONTO: The Toronto Police Services Board thanks departing Board Member Marie Moliner, and welcomes our newest Board Member, Ann Morgan.
Ms. Moliner served on the Board for nine years, joining in 2012 as a provincial appointee with a track record of leadership in the public and not-for-profit sectors, working as a senior public servant, both federally and provincially. Ms. Moliner also served as the Board’s Vice-Chair from 2019 until 2021. Through her tenure on the Board, Ms. Moliner has enhanced civilian governance, accountability, and transparency in Toronto policing. Ms. Moliner worked tirelessly to ensure the Board found innovative ways to meaningfully include the perspectives of the diverse communities served by the Toronto Police Service. Ms. Moliner led the Board’s work on a variety of initiatives, including the Board’s Policy on Regulated Interactions and the work that has been done to increase transparency with respect to the Service’s budget.
In commenting on Ms. Moliner’s tenure with the Board, Chair Jim Hart said, “The role of the Board is to act as the liaison between the police and the public, and in all that she did during her time with us, Ms. Moliner sincerely embodied this ever-important principle. She has asked important questions and raised critical issues, centering the voices of our community in all discussions. She has advocated to include wide-ranging perspectives in our deliberations and decision-making, including those of the traditionally marginalized, recognizing that sometimes, those are the very voices we most need to hear.”
The Board today also announced the appointment of Ms. Ann Morgan, effective March 27, 2021, as its newest provincial appointee. Ms. Morgan is a retired Crown counsel with considerable expertise and well-regarded experience in criminal law. Called to the bar in 1984, Ms. Morgan joined the Toronto Downtown Crown Attorney's office (Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General) in 1986. Her areas of specialty included wiretap applications, search warrants and homicide prosecutions. Through her noted skill and dedication, Ms. Morgan steadily rose through successive positions within the criminal law system, and was appointed as Deputy Director of Crown Operations in Toronto in April 2011. She retired from the Ministry of the Attorney General in March 2017. Throughout her career, Ms. Morgan has been involved in continuous learning, teaching courses at the University of Toronto Law School and through the Ontario Crown Attorney’s Association. She continues to participate in educational and advocacy activities.
Commenting on Ms. Morgan’s appointment, Chair Hart stated that “Ms. Morgan will bring to the Board a unique and important perspective. Ms. Morgan’s vast past experience in practicing criminal law in Toronto over a number of decades has equipped her with a deep appreciation of the complex issues and challenges the Service faces. There is no doubt that her distinctive lens will be critical to the Board in its policy-making and governance role as we move forward.”
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