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Memorable Manitobans: Edwin Arthur “Art” Braid (1934-2020)

Lawyer, administrator.

Born at Winnipeg in 1934, he attended Greenway School and Kelvin High School, graduating from the latter in 1952. He contracted polio in 1953 that left both legs paralyzed. He entered the Law School at the University of Manitoba and was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1961. He then received a Master of Laws degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1967. He practiced law with the firm of Newman, MacLean and Associates and was made a Queen’s Counsel in 1984. He lectured in Law at the University of Manitoba until 2001 and served as Dean of the Faculty of Law from 1994 to 1999. He served on numerous boards including those of Law Society of Manitoba, Manitoba Paraplegic Association, Canadian Paraplegic Associations, Manitoba Wheelchair Sports Association, Anglican Diocese of Rupert's Land, Winnipeg Jaycees, Manitoba Jaycees, St. John's College, and Assiniboine Park Hockey Associations. In recognition of his community service, he was inducted into the Order of Canada (1992) and received the 125th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation Medal (1992), Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002), Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012), and Peter D. Curry Chancellors Award. He died at Winnipeg on 27 February 2020.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 3 March 2020.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 March 2020

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