Kristine Barr

Kristine Barr practises union-side labour law with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) in the Manitoba regional office, providing summary legal advice to over 100 union locals and frequently appearing before arbitrators and administrative tribunals. Kristine served as a member of the Manitoba Health Appeal Board from 2012 to 2017, and she chaired the Social Services Appeal Board from 2005 to 2012. In this capacity, she served as an executive member of the Manitoba Council of Administrative Tribunals (MCAT) and co-chaired the annual MCAT Conference.

Kristine is particularly interested in justice, equality, and human rights issues. She has served as the National Chair of the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Section of the Canadian Bar Association, and she has volunteered at free community legal clinics at the Rainbow Resource Centre and the Fort Garry Women's Resource Centre. Kristine also co-wrote a report for the Manitoba Association of Women and the Law looking at the impact of provincial laws, programs, policies, and practices on women's equality over the past 20 years, since the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms came into being.

Kristine holds an LL.B. from the University of Manitoba (2005). She was called to the Manitoba Bar in 2006.

Email: kbarr@cupe.ca