Terrance L. Green is a lawyer and a recipient of the Governor General of Canada 125th Anniversary of Confederation Commemorative Medal recognizing his contributions towards greater equality in Canada.
For the greater part of the last 42 years, Mr. Green has had various careers directed toward advancing the lifestyle of Canadians with disabilities or accessibility challenges. In 1978 he graduated from St. Mary's University with Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in psychology and sociology and in 1992 earned a Masters degree in public administration from the University of Winnipeg. Mr. Green earned his law degree (LL.B) from the University of Ottawa in 1999 and was called to the Bar in 2001.
In 2013 he represented a military veteran in Manitoba who had been denied access to a local establishment because of the veteran's need to be accompanied by a service dog. Mr. Green's success in that case gave rise to an amendment to the Manitoba Human Rights Code such that it now specifically recognizes that "service animals" come within the Code's frame work.
In 2007 Mr. Green was successful in obtaining a decision from the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) that found an undue barrier arises for persons with a print disability when bus drivers fail to call out stops. He also initiating a proceeding against the City of Ottawa concerning a lack of accommodation for the disabled during the 1994 municipal elections. As a result, that City thereafter provided templates.
Mr. Green has been featured in the October 2008 issue of Lawyers Weekly Magazine. In this feature article titled : "Champion of the Underdog " Vancouver writer Jane Mundy. describes Mr. Green's vigorous representation of animals (and their owners) targeted by breed specific legislation.
In his free time Mr. Green enjoys walking his service dog; a standard poodle named 'Winston Churchill' with a unique blend of canine charms.
The directors of the Canadian Justice Review Board come from various walks of life and occupations. We represent a broad range of Canadians who are concerned about the state of the justice system.