Posted on February 14, 2017 by Chester Ronning Centre

On Saturday, April 29th, a Philosophers’ Café will be led by Justice Jody (George) Fraser and her sister Irene Fraser. The café will be held at Steep’s Tea House (Whyte Ave, Edmonton) and the topic of discussion is Poverty is a Crime. Below are short biographies on the two animateurs. Justice Jody (George) Fraser  After …

On Saturday, April 29th, a Philosophers’ Café will be led by Justice Jody (George) Fraser and her sister Irene Fraser. The café will be held at Steep’s Tea House (Whyte Ave, Edmonton) and the topic of discussion is Poverty is a Crime. Below are short biographies on the two animateurs.

Justice Jody (George) Fraser 

After graduating from the University of Alberta Justice Fraser was  called to the bar in 1997, began work in the Provincial Crown Prosecutor’s office in 1998. In October 2016 he was appointed a judge to the Court of Queen’s Bench. In 2001 he was a recipient of the U of A Horizon Alumni Award. Despite a rugby accident which left him paralyzed at age 19, he has been an active community volunteer, serving on several boards.

Irene Fraser

Sister of Justice Fraser, Irene was a director of the John Howard Society in Saskatchewan, a non-profit organization assisting men and women at risk of violence or involved in the justice system. She was also a manager in the Prairie Region of the National Parole Board and finished up her career working on the implementation of residential school compensation program. She has also been an active community volunteer. In 2015 she was awarded the Order of Canada.


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