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Stewart McKelvey partner to head up N.L. police complaints commission

Tuesday, November 03, 2020 @ 11:31 AM | By John Chunn

Stewart McKelvey announced that St. John’s partner Twila Reid has been appointed the new commissioner of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Public Complaints Commission, effective immediately.

According to the firm's press release, this civilian oversight body helps strengthen public confidence in regards to policing and explores complaints brought to its attention. Reid will lend her expertise to this commission on a part-time basis, while continuing her practice at the firm as usual.

Called to the Newfoundland and Labrador bar in 2003, Reid focuses primarily in the areas of administrative law, labour law, employment law, respectful workplace, harassment, investigations, arbitrations, collective bargaining, privacy and construction litigation.

She has appeared before all levels of court in Newfoundland and Labrador, as well as various administrative tribunals. She is an active member of organizations both inside and outside of her community — she served a two-year term on the national Canadian Bar Association board of directors and served as chair of the National Administrative law section. Currently, she serves on the Judicial Advisory Committee: Newfoundland and Labrador.