Congratulations, Daphne! 

Daphne is the recipient of The Canadian Bar Association (CBA) 2016 President’s Award. The CBA President’s Award recognizes the significant contribution of a Canadian jurist to the legal profession, the CBA or public life in Canada.

“This year’s recipient has been a dedicated, passionate member of the CBA for nearly 40 years. We are fortunate that women’s rights fall within this trailblazer’s ‘wide array of interests’,” said CBA President Janet Fuhrer in presenting the award.

Daphne, a partner in the Charlottetown law firm Macnutt & Dumont, earned her law degree at Oxford University in 1976, having been the first woman admitted to study law at any of the Oxford men’s colleges.‪‬ In 1985, Daphne was a founding member of the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund. She has taught the Prince Edward Island Bar Admission Course and has held all executive positions in the Prince Edward Island Branch of the Canadian Bar Association. In 2000-2001, Daphne was the first person from Prince Edward Island to be elected national President of the Canadian Bar Association. Daphne is heavily involved in our Club's Youth Exchange Program, Youth Parliament, and the Premier's Dinner.

Daphne at Canadian Bar Association conference in Ottawa August 10, 2016, receiving the President's award.