Alumni Spotlight: Ashley McKenzie ’05

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Career Breakfast Alumni Speaker Ashley McKenzie '05

Ashley McKenzie graduated from Bayview Glen in 2005 and is counsel for the Government of Ontario. She is currently counsel for the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Colleges and Universities. She has also acted as litigation counsel in the Constitutional Law Branch and legal counsel to the Deputy Attorney General. Ashley has extensive experience advising, acting for and representing the Crown across various subject areas. She has represented the Crown in constitutional litigation regarding carbon tax stickers, bargaining rights and minimum vision requirements for bus drivers. She had the unique opportunity to negotiate agreements to support the first Indigenous self-government arrangements in Ontario. She also advises on and drafts bills for consideration by the Legislature. As legal counsel to the Deputy Attorney General, Ashley’s portfolio included Indigenous justice, justice modernization initiatives and all civil legal advice and representation for the Province. Ashley graduated from the University of Toronto (Trinity College) with a Bachelor of Sciences (Hon.) in 2009, and from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law in 2012. She started working for the Ontario government as a summer law student in 2010, where she focussed on criminal law and general civil litigation services.