Megan Leslie is a Senior Consultant on Oceans Governance for WWF-Canada. An activist since Grade 10 when she and her girlfriends organized against a toxic waste dump coming to her hometown (with placards reading “no no we won’t glow”), Megan has focused her education and her career on seeking economic, environmental, and social justice.
After law school Megan worked as a Community Legal Worker at Dalhousie Legal Aid Service in Halifax’s north end. Working with law students in this clinical legal setting Megan developed a Tenants’ Rights project that was named a national best practice in eviction prevention. She also created a mobile legal clinic bringing legal information to low-income Nova Scotians directly, at food banks, women’s shelters, libraries and the local methadone clinic.
Megan served as the MP for Halifax from 2008-2015. She held roles as the NDP’s critic for Housing and Homelessness, Health Critic, Environment Critic, and in 2012 was named Deputy Leader of Canada’s Official Opposition.
Megan has a BA (Hons) in Social & Political Thought and History from York University, a Certificate in Refugee and Migrations Studies from York, and an LLB from Dalhousie University.