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Legal Aid Saskatchewan, Regina
As staff solicitor, Legal Aid Saskatchewan, Meara Conway is counsel for Indigenous activists involved in the Justice for Our Stolen Children Camp, which had set up a teepee at the Saskatchewan Provincial Legislature in response to the acquittals in the cases concerning the deaths of Colten Boushie and Tina Fontaine. Conway is also an advocate against cuts to legal aid in the province and appears in media as a source and columnist. Conway is the local vice president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, which represents Legal Aid Saskatchewan. She has been outspoken on the issue of cuts to Saskatchewan legal aid services and for the rights of prison inmates. She was formerly a criminal and constitutional lawyer in Toronto.