AJI commissioner Al Hamilton passes on


Last updated 10/12/2014 at 7:49pm

Indian Life files

Justice Al Hamilton who died July 27, will be best known as Commissioner of Manitoba's Aboriginal Justice Inquiry. However, Hamilton had several other important accomplishments both personal and for the province.

WINNIPEG, MB-Aboriginal Justice Inquiry Commissioner and a former Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench associate chief justice Al Hamilton died on July 27 at the age of 87.

Born and raised in Winnipeg, Hamilton became a lawyer and then court justice helping the province create its family court division. Perhaps his greatest achievement and the one he will be best remembered for was being co-commissioner along with Murray Sinclair of the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry (AJI).

Hamilton and his wife, Lorna, lived in Dauphin, Roblin, Winnipeg, Melita, and Brandon where he became chairman of the Manitoba Ass...

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