Federal Court

The Honourable Robin Camp, a judge of the provincial court of Alberta, is appointed a judge of the Federal Court to replace Mr. Justice Y. de Montigny, who has been elevated to the Federal Court of Appeal.

Mr. Justice Camp received a Bachelor of Commerce in 1973 and a Bachelor of Laws in 1975, both from the Stellenbosch University, Cape Province, South Africa. He successfully completed challenge exams to re-qualify to practise in Canada in 1998.

Mr. Justice Camp was appointed a judge of the Provincial Court, Criminal Division, in 2012. Prior to his appointment, he had been a lawyer at JSS Barristers from 2004 and a managing partner from 2008 to 2012. His main area of practice was commercial litigation. After he was admitted to the Bar of Alberta in 1999, he practised with Duncan McCachen/Duncan Camp until 2003. He had been an Advocate of the Supreme Court of the Transvaal, practising at the Johannesburg Bar from 1978 to 1991, and a partner at Armstrong's Attorneys in Gaborone, Botswana, from 1992 to 1998.

Mr. Justice Camp was an Erstwhile Fellow of the Southern African Institute of Arbitrators and founder of the Botswana Chapter of this organization.

The Honourable E. Susan Elliott, a lawyer with Good Elliott Hawkins LLP in Kingston, is appointed a judge of the Federal Court to replace Madam Justice M.J.L. Gleason, who has been elevated to the Federal Court of Appeal.

Madam Justice Elliott received a Bachelor of Commerce in 1975 from Queen's University and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Ottawa in 1979. She was admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 1981. She had been a partner with the firm Good Elliott Hawkins (formerly Good & Elliott) since 1981, and during that time she had been General Counsel, Legal Line of Business, Teranet Inc., from 1998 to 2007. She also served as Treasurer of the Law Society of Upper Canada; as well as Hearing Commissioner, part time, for the Rent Review Commissioner of Ontario.

Madam Justice Elliott had served as a Deputy Justice of the Superior Court of Justice, Small Claims Court - East Region, since 2009. She had been a member of the Kingston Chamber of Commerce since 1981 and a Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada since 1991. She had been Pro Bono Counsel to the Multiple Sclerosis Society in Kingston since 1967 and to the Seniors Association, Kingston Region, since 2002. She was awarded the Law Society of Canada's top honour, the Law Society Medal.

The Honourable Sylvie Roussel, a lawyer with the Security Intelligence Review Agency in Ottawa, is appointed a judge of the Federal Court to replace Madam Justice Marie-Josée Bédard, who was appointed to the Superior Court of Quebec, District of Gatineau, Pontiac and Labelle.

Madam Justice Roussel received a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Political Science) in 1983, a Bachelor of Laws (cum laude) in 1986, and a Bachelor of Common Law (cum laude) in 1987, all from the University of Ottawa. She was admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 1987.

Madam Justice Roussel had been senior general counsel with the Security Intelligence Review Agency since 2007. Previously, she had practised with the firm Noël & Associés, s.e.n.c. from 1988 to 2007. Her main areas of practice were public/constitutional law, criminal law, Charter Law and human rights law.

The Honourable Ann Marie McDonald, a lawyer with McInnes Cooper in Fredericton, is appointed a judge of the Federal Court to replace Mr. Justice R.T. Hughes, who elected to become a supernumerary judge, effective September 1, 2015.

Madam Justice McDonald received a Bachelor of Arts in 1991 and a Bachelor of Laws in 1993, both from the University of New Brunswick, and was admitted to the Bar of New Brunswick in 1994.

Madam Justice McDonald became an associate with McInnes Cooper in 2000 and a partner in 2002, practising primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, employment law, administrative law and general litigation. She had been an associate with Allen Dixon Bell in Fredericton from 1995 to 2000.

Madam Justice McDonald holds a Designation .of Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute and was one of the few lawyers in Canada with this designation. She has appeared before all levels of court in New Brunswick, various administrative tribunals in New Brunswick and Ontario, the Prince Edward Island Supreme Court and the Federal Court of Appeal of Canada.

This appointment is effective September 1, 2015.

Federal Court of Appeal

The Honourable Yves de Montigny, a judge of the Federal Court in Ottawa, is appointed a judge of the Federal Court of Appeal to replace Mr. Justice R. Mainville, who was appointed to the Court of Appeal of Québec on July 1, 2014.

Mr. Justice de Montigny was appointed to the Federal Court in 2004. Prior to his appointment, he had held various positions in the Department of Justice Canada, including those of Chief of Staff to the Minister, Senior Advisor to the Deputy Minister, and Chief Legal Counsel, Public Law Group. He had also been Director General of Constitutional Strategy and Plans at the Privy Council Office. As well, he served as Special Advisor to the Executive Council of the Government of Québec and Counsel in the Québec Ministry of Justice. His main areas of practice included constitutional law, administrative law, criminal law and international and public law. He had been a professor at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law (1982-1997), and a lecturer at the École du Barreau du Québec and the Faculty of Law and Faculty of Continuing Education of the Université de Montréal.

Mr. Justice de Montigny received a Bachelor of Laws in 1978 and a Master of Laws in 1979, both from l'Université de Montréal. As well, he holds a Masters in Political Philosophy from Oxford University. He was admitted to the Bar of Québec in 1983.

The Honourable Mary J.L. Gleason, a judge of the Federal Court in Ottawa, is appointed a judge of the Federal Court of Appeal to fill a new position created by Bill-C36.

Madam Justice Gleason was appointed to the Federal Court in 2011. Prior to her appointment, she had been a senior partner with Norton Rose LLP (formerly Ogilvy Renault LLP), where she practised labour and employment law in Ottawa after being admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 1986. Madam Justice Gleason held a number of management positions within her firm, including that of co-managing partner of its Ottawa office and Ottawa Chair of its Employment and Labour Group. She frequently guest lectured at the University of Ottawa and taught a course in employment law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa. She has written numerous articles and regularly presented papers to conferences hosted by a variety of organizations, including the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, Insight, Lancaster House, the Council of Industrial Relations Executives of the Conference Board of Canada and the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE), an association of Canadian management-side labour and employment practitioners. Justice Gleason was a founding member and past president of CACE. She also was active in the Canadian Bar Association and the Ottawa Human Resource Professionals' Association, where she held the portfolio of Government Affairs Liaison on its Board of Directors for a number of years. Prior to her appointment she was a member of the Canada Industrial Relations Board's Client Consultation Committee and the Federal Court Labour Law, Human Rights, Privacy and Access Review Liaison Group. She was recognized as a leading labour and employment practitioner by Best Lawyers in CanadaL'ExpertPLC Which Lawyer?Guide to the World's Leading Labour and Employment Lawyers, and Canadian HR Reporter's Canada's Employment Law Directory.

Madam Justice Gleason, from Regina, Saskatchewan, lived most of her earlier years in Calgary and then pursued her studies in Ottawa and Halifax. She received a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History (summa cum laude) from the University of Ottawa in 1981and a Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie University in 1984.

Tax Court

The Honourable Guy R. Smith, a sole practitioner in Ottawa, is appointed a judge of the Tax Court of Canada to replace Mr. Justice J.E. Hershfield, who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of June 1, 2015.

Mr. Justice Smith received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Manitoba (Collège universitaire de St-Boniface) and a Bachelor of Arts (History) (cum laude) from the University of Ottawa in 1982. He received a Bachelor of Laws (French Common Law Program) in 1985.

Mr. Justice Smith had been a sole practitioner since 2014. Previously, he had been the Judicial Affairs Advisor for the Federal Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada from March 2009 to July 2014. In December 2005, he became an investment advisor with ScotiaMcLeod and in June 2007 he joined CANNACORD Capital, where he worked until 2009. He practised administrative law, constitutional law and litigation with Perley-Robertson, Hill & McDougall LLP from 1997 to 2005 and as a sole practitioner from 1991 to 1997. After he was admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 1988, he practised with the Law Office of Coderre, Smith, Barristers and Solicitors until 1991.

Mr. Justice Smith was a member of the Carleton County Law Association, the Canadian Tax Foundation and the Canadian Club of Ottawa.

Nunavut

The Honourable Paul Bychok, a former senior legal counsel with the Public Prosecution Service of Canada in Iqaluit, is appointed a judge of the Nunavut Court of Justice to replace Mr. Justice A.M. Mahar, who was appointed to the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories on May 28, 2015.

Mr. Justice Bychok received a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University in 1977, a Bachelor of Laws from Dalhousie University in 1984, and a Master of Arts from Queen's University in 1984. He was admitted to the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society in 1985 and to the Nunavut Bar in 2004.

Mr. Justice Bychok had been a senior legal counsel for the Nunavut Regional Office of the Public Prosecution Service of Canada from 2003 until his retirement in April 2015. He practised in Halifax as Senior Crown Attorney with the Public Prosecution Service from 1989 to 2003 and was in private practice from 1985 to 1989.

British Columbia

The Honourable Lauri Ann Fenlon, a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, is appointed a judge of the Court of Appeal of British Columbia to replace Madam Justice S.S. Stromberg-Stein (Vancouver), who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of September 1, 2014.

Madam Justice Fenlon was appointed to the Supreme Court of British Columbia in 2008. Prior to her appointment, she had been associate counsel with the firm of Fasken Martineau Dumoulin since 1997. She was an associate with Russell and DuMoulin from 1985 to 1992 and a partner from 1992 to 1997. Her main areas of practice were civil litigation, family law, administrative law, commercial law, privacy law, and health law.

Madam Justice Fenlon received a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from Queen's University in 1979 and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Victoria in 1983. She was admitted to the Bar of British Columbia in 1985.

The Honourable Barbara M. Young, Master and Registrar of Bankruptcies (Central Okanagan) with the Supreme Court of British Columbia, is appointed to the Supreme Court of British Columbia to fill a new position created by Bill C-31.

Madam Justice Young, from St. Catharines, Ontario, had been the Master and Registrar of Bankruptcies in Central Okanagan with the Supreme Court of British Columbia since 2006. Previously, she was a partner with Berge Horn from 2003 to 2006, a lawyer with Kendall Penty & Company from 1997 to 2003, and a lawyer with Young Noble & Wirsig from 1990 to 1997. She practised primarily in the areas of family law, personal injury, and bankruptcy.

Madam Justice Young received a Registered Nursing diploma in 1975 from Mohawk College. She received a Bachelor of Arts with distinction in 1983 and a Bachelor of Laws in 1985, both from the University of Calgary, and was admitted to the Bar of British Columbia in 1986. She was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2005.

Alberta

The Honourable Frederica L. Schutz, a judge of the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta, is appointed a judge of the Court of Appeal of Alberta to replace Mr. Justice J. Côté (Edmonton), who will reach the age of retirement on August 14, 2015.

Madam Justice Schutz was appointed to the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta in 2013. Prior to her appointment, she had been with the firm Emery Jamieson LLP in Edmonton since 1991 and had been a partner since 1997. Her main areas of practice were personal liability litigation, personal injury and commercial law.

Madam Justice Schutz received a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Alberta in 1990 and was admitted to the Bar of Alberta in 1991. She was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2009.

This appointment is effective August 14, 2015.

The Honourable Richard A. Neufeld, a lawyer with Dentons Canada LLP in Calgary, is appointed a judge of the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta to fill a new position created by Bill C-31.

Mr. Justice Neufeld, from Calgary, Alberta, was a lawyer with Dentons Canada LLP (previously known as Fenerty, Robertson, Fraser and Hatch) from 1979 until his appointment. He practised primarily in the areas of energy regulatory, environmental, and Aboriginal law. He is the former Chairman of the Canadian Institute of Resources Law and was a member of the board of directors of the Alberta Chamber of Resources. He is the author of the Alberta chapter of Carswell's Law of Contaminated Sites in Canada.

Mr. Justice Neufeld received a Bachelor of Laws in 1979 from Dalhousie Law School and was admitted to the Bar of Alberta in 1980. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2008.

The Honourable John W. Hopkins, a sole practitioner in Rocky Mountain House, is appointed a judge of the Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta, to replace Mr. Justice B.R. Burrows (Edmonton), who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of November 10, 2014.

Mr. Justice Hopkins, from Calgary, Alberta, was a sole practitioner from 2013 until his appointment. Previously, he had been a partner with Woollard Hopkins & Company from 1991 to 2013 and an associate from 1988 to 1991. He practised primarily in the areas of matrimonial and real estate law and wills and estates. He was a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association and the Central Alberta Collaborative Lawyers Association.

Mr. Justice Hopkins received a Bachelor of Arts in 1981 from the University of Calgary and a Bachelor of Laws in 1986 from the University of Ottawa. He was admitted to the Bar of Alberta in 1987.

Saskatchewan

The Honourable Daryl E. Labach, a judge of the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, is appointed a judge of the Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench. He replaces Madam Justice Y.G. Wilkinson (Saskatoon), who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of May 16, 2015.

Mr. Justice Labach, from Regina, Saskatchewan, was appointed to the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan on March 17, 2009. Previously, he was an associate and partner with McDougall Gauley from 2001 to 2009, an associate with McDougall Ready from 1998 to 2000, and an associate with Harradence, Longworth, Logue and Harradence from 1996 to 1998. He began his legal career with the firm Allbright & Company in 1989 where he practised primarily in the area of criminal law.

Mr. Justice Labach received a Bachelor of Arts in 1984 and Bachelor of Laws in 1988, both from the University of Saskatchewan. He was admitted to the Bar of Saskatchewan in 1989.

The Honourable Gary Meschishnick, a lawyer with Wallace Meschishnick Clackson Zawada LPC in Saskatoon, is appointed a jugde of the Saskatchewan Court of Queen's Bench, to replace Mr. Justice F.J. Kovach (Regina), who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of November 12, 2014.

Mr. Justice Meschishnick, from Humboldt, Saskatchewan, had been a partner with Wallace Meschishnick Clackson Zawada LPC since 1996. Previously, he was a lawyer with Macdermid Lamarsh, Barristers and Solicitors, from 1991 to 1996. He practised primarily in the areas of corporate commercial litigation, debtor-creditor law, and insolvency and restructuring law, as well as mediation and arbitration.

Mr. Justice Meschishnick received a Bachelor of Laws in 1983 from the University of Saskatchewan, and he was admitted to the Bar of Saskatchewan in 1984.

Manitoba

The Honourable Jennifer Ann Pfuetzner, a judge of the Court of Queen's Bench of Manitoba, is appointed a judge of the Court of Appeal of Manitoba to replace Madam Justice B.M. Hamilton (Winnipeg), who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of January 1, 2014.

Madam Justice Pfuetzner was appointed a judge of the Court of Queen's Bench of Manitoba in 2014. Prior to that appointment, she had been a lawyer with the firm Taylor McCaffrey LLP in Winnipeg since 2009. She was previously a partner with the firm Dickson MacGregor Appell LLP in Toronto (2002-2008); a lawyer with BMO Nesbitt Burns as a consultant in estate and will planning (2001-2002); and a partner with Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP (1993-2000). Her main areas of practice were wills and estates, corporate law, family law, real estate, and tax law.

Madam Justice Pfuetzner received a Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1993. She was admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 1995 and to the Bar of Manitoba in 2008.

The Honourable Janice leMaistre, the Associate Chief Judge of the Provincial Court of Manitoba, is appointed a judge of the Court of Appeal of Manitoba to replace Madam Justice F.M. Steel (Winnipeg), who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of May 1, 2014.

Madam Justice leMaistre was appointed to the Provincial Court of Manitoba in 2006. At the time of her appointment, she was Acting Director of the Manitoba Prosecution Service, where she had been a lawyer since 1992.

Madam Justice leMaistre received a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Manitoba in 1991 and was admitted to the Bar of Manitoba in 1992.

The Honourable Kaye E. Dunlop, a sole practitioner in Winnipeg, is appointed to the Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench, Family Court Division, to replace Madam Justice L.P. Allen (Winnipeg), who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of April 13, 2015.

Madam Justice Dunlop, from Sudbury, Ontario, had been a sole practitioner with Kaye E. Dunlop, Q.C. Law Office since 1984. She also served as Deputy Chief Adjudicator for the Office of Indian Residential Schools Resolution of Canada since 2007 and as an adjudicator from 2003 to 2007.

Madam Justice Dunlop received a Bachelor of Laws in 1983 from the University of Manitoba and was admitted to the Bar of Manitoba in 1984. She was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1994.

The Honourable Regan Thatcher, a sole practitioner in Winnipeg, is appointed to the Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench, Family Court Division, to replace Madam Justice M. Rivoalen (Winnipeg), who was appointed Associate Chief Justice on May 21, 2015.

Mr. Justice Thatcher, from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, had been a sole practitioner with Regan Thatcher Law Office since 2002. He was an associate with Corne & Corne from 2001 to 2002 and with Sinclair & Associates from 1995 to 2000. He practised primarily in the areas of civil litigation and family, administrative and criminal law.

Mr. Justice Thatcher received a Diploma of International Law in 1992 from the University of Detroit Mercy and a Bachelor of Laws in 1993 from the University of Saskatchewan. He was admitted to the Bar of Manitoba in 1994.

Ontario

The Honourable Bradley Miller, a judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in London, is appointed a judge of the Court of Appeal for Ontario to replace Madam Justice G. Epstein (Toronto), who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of January 1, 2015.

Mr. Justice Miller was appointed as a judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in January 2015. Prior to his appointment, he had been a tenured associate professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Western Ontario in London. Previously he had been an associate counsel in Miller Thomson's Litigation Group and an associate with Lerners LLP, both in Toronto. He practised with Garton & Harris, Barristers & Solicitors, and with Bell Spagnolo & Co., both in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia where his main areas of practice were commercial litigation, class actions, administrative law, constitutional law and human rights.

Mr. Justice Miller received a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws in 1992, both from the University of British Columbia. He received a Master of Laws (magna cum laude) in 1994 from the University of Edinburgh and a Doctorate in Philosophy (Law) from the University of Oxford in 2004. He was admitted to the Bar of British Columbia in 1993 and the Bar of Ontario in 2002.

The Honourable Brian W. Abrams, a judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Family Division, in Kingston is appointed a judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in London to replace Madam Justice L. Templeton (London), who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective July 7, 2015.

Mr. Justice Abrams was appointed as a judge in 2011. Prior to his appointment, he was a partner at Templeman Memminga LLP in Kingston and had been a Standing Agent (Ad Hoc Drug Prosecutor) for the Department of Justice Canada. He was an officer with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) posted in Canada and abroad from 1981 to 1998.

Mr. Justice Abrams attended the RCMP Academy in Regina in 1981. He received a Bachelor of Laws from Queen's University in 1996 and was admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 1998.

This appointment is effective July 7, 2015.

The Honourable Margaret A. McSorley, a provincial court judge of the Ontario Court of Justice in Woodstock, is appointed a judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Family Division, in Kingston to replace Mr. Justice Brian W. Abrams (Kingston), whose position is being transferred to London.

Madam Justice McSorley had been a judge of the Ontario Court of Justice since 2003. Previously, she served as in-house counsel at Family and Children's Services of St. Thomas and Elgin from 2000 to 2003. She also served as Chair of the Education Committee (Family Law) for the Ontario Court of Justice from 2006 to 2008. She was an associate and then partner at Lerners LLP, practising solely in family law from 1982 to 1989.

Madam Justice McSorley received a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Ontario in 1980 and was admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 1982.

The Honourable J. Scott McLeod, a sole practitioner in Lindsay, is appointed a judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Family Division, to replace Mr. Justice A.P. Ingram (Peterborough), who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of November 13, 2014.

Mr. Justice McLeod had been a sole practitioner with McLeod, Barrister & Solicitor, since 2001. Previously, he was a partner with McQuarrie, Hill from 1983 to 2000 and an associate with McQuarrie, Hill, Walden, Chester in Lindsay from 1982 to 1983. He has practised family law, civil, criminal, real estate, and corporate and commercial law.

Mr. Justice McLeod received a Bachelor of Arts (Science) in 1978 and a Bachelor of Laws in 1981, both from the University of Western Ontario. He was admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 1982.

The Honourable Elizabeth C. Sheard, a lawyer with Evans Sweeny Bordin LLP in Hamilton, is appointed a judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, to replace Mr. Justice H.R. McLean (Ottawa), who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of April 3, 2015.

Madam Justice Sheard, from Toronto, Ontario, had been a lawyer with Evans Sweeny Bordin LLP since 1994, where she has practised exclusively civil litigation with an emphasis on estate and mental incompetency litigation and mediation. She also practised as defence counsel for the Lawyers' Professional Indemnity Company. She had been a Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation since 2007. Previously, she was an associate with Ross & McBride and Charlton Murphy from 1988 to 1994 and with Cassels Brock & Blackwell from 1984 to 1988, both in Toronto.

Madam Justice Sheard received a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Ottawa in 1984 and was admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 1986.

The Honourable Pamela L. Hebner, a lawyer with Madorin, Snyder LLP in Kitchener, is appointed a judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice,to replace Madam Justice M.J. Nolan (Windsor), who reached the mandatory age of retirement on July 31, 2014.

Madam Justice Hebner, from New Hamburg, Ontario, in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, joined the firm Sills, Madorin as an associate in 1988 and became a partner in 2000 when the firm became known as Madorin, Snyder LLP. She practiced primarily family matrimonial litigation, mediation, and collaborative family law. She has been a trustee for the Waterloo Law Association for 18 years and served as president from 2009 to 2011.

Madam Justice Hebner received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 1983 and Bachelor of Laws with distinction in 1986, both from the University of Western Ontario. She was admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 1988.

The Honourable Pierre E. Roger, a Case Management Master of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Ottawa, is appointed a judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice,to replace Mr. Justice J.A. McMunagle (Ottawa), who resigned effective January 29, 2015.

Mr. Justice Roger, from Hearst, Ontario, served as Case Management Master of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Ottawa from 2010, sitting in civil and family matters. Previously, he was a partner with Borden Ladner Gervais LLP in Ottawa from 1991 to 2010, where he practised health law, insurance law, libel and defamation litigation, personal injury litigation, and professional negligence litigation.

Mr. Justice Roger received a Bachelor of Commerce (Cum Laude) in 1986 and a Bachelor of Laws (Magna Cum Laude) in 1989, both from the University of Ottawa. He was admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 1991.

The Honourable Annalisa S. Rasaiah, a sole practitioner in Sault Ste. Marie, is appointed a judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice to replace Mr. Justice I.S. McMillan (Sault Ste. Marie), who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of July 7, 2015.

Madam Justice Rasaiah, from Croydon, England, had been a sole practitioner with Annalisa S. Rasaiah Law Professional Corporation in Sault Ste. Marie since 2006. She had also been a partner and mediator with ACG Mediation Services since January 2014. Previously she was a partner with Bisceglia Dumanski Rasaiah LLP from 2002 to 2006 and a lawyer with Bisceglia & Associates from 1996 to 2001. Her main areas of practice were family law, mediation, wills and estates, administrative law, and prosecution of regulatory offences and criminal code offences. She received a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Ontario in 1994 and was admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 1996.

This appointment is effective July 7, 2015.

Québec

The Honourable Étienne Parent, a puisne judge of the Superior Court of Québec, District of Québec is appointed a puisne judge of the Court of Appeal of Québec to replace Mr. Justice L. Giroux (Québec), who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective June 30, 2015.

Mr. Justice Parent was appointed to the Superior Court of Québec in 2006. Prior to his appointment, he had been a lawyer with the firm of Parent Doyon Rancourt in Saint-Georges-de-Beauce since 1983. He practised in the general area of civil law, specializing in insurance law, agricultural law, and administrative law. He received a Bachelor of Laws from Université Laval in 1982 and was admitted to the Bar of Québec in 1983.

This appointment is effective June 30, 2015.

The Honourable Marie-Josée Hogue, a lawyer with McCarthy Tétrault in Montreal, is appointed a puisne judge of the Superior Court of Québec, District of Montreal to replace Mr. Justice P.J. Dalphond (Montreal), who resigned effective November 4, 2014.

Madam Justice Hogue received a Bachelor of Civil Laws from the Université de Sherbrooke in 1986 and was admitted to the Bar of Québec in 1987, from which she received the distinction of Advocatus Emeritus in 2012.

Madam Justice Hogue had been a partner with the firm McCarthy Tétrault since January 2014. She was previously a partner with Heenan Blaikie LLP, where she had worked since 1987 before becoming a partner in 2005. She was a Law Clerk to the Honourable Antonio Lamer of the Supreme Court of Canada from1988 to1989. Her main areas of practice were corporate commercial litigation, civil litigation and professional liability.

Madam Justice Hogue was received as a Fellow of The American College of Trial Lawyers in 2009 and has been president since 2014. She has appeared before all levels of the Québec civil courts and appellate courts, and frequently appeared before domestic and international arbitration tribunals. She has been recognized in several peer-review listings: The Best Lawyers in Canada 2014 for Corporate, Commercial; the inaugural Benchmark Litigation Canada list of the Top 25 Women in Canadian Litigation; and The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory and Lexpert Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada for many years.

The Honourable Marie-Josée Bédard, a judge with the Federal Court, is appointed a puisne judge of the Superior Court of Québec, District of Gatineau, Labelle and Pontiac, to replace Mr. Justice M. Bédard (Gatineau), who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of June 20, 2015.

Madam Justice Bédard was appointed to the Federal Court in 2010. At the time of her appointment, she was vice-chairperson of the Public Service Labour Relations Board, where she had served since 2008. She has extensive experience in labour law, labour relations and human resources, as well as administrative law, civil rights and public law. In 2000, she joined the Société de transport de l'Outaouais, later becoming a special advisor to senior management until 2006. She was an associate with Bédard, Saucier in Hull (now Gatineau) from 1993 to 1999.

Madam Justice Bédard received a Bachelor of Civil Law (magna cum laude) from the University of Ottawa in 1992 and was admitted to the v Bar in 1993.

The Honourable Jocelyn F. Rancourt, a lawyer with Norton Rose Fulbright in Québec, is appointed a puisne judge of the Superior Court, District of Québec, to replace Mr. Justice M. Caron (Québec), who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of June 20, 2015.

Mr. Justice Rancourt received a Bachelor of Laws from Université Laval in 1984 and was admitted to the Bar of Québec in 1985. He was with the firm Norton Rose Fulbright (previously known as Ogilvy Renault) from 1988 until his appointment, first as a lawyer and then as a senior partner, where his main areas of practice were employment and labour law, administrative law, and health and safety law.

Mr. Justice Rancourt was a member of the Québec Bar Committee on Administrative Justice from 2013 until his appointment. In 2014, he was recognized as the best lawyer in employment and labour law in the City of Québec, and he has been consistently listed in the legal directory Lexpert in employment and labour relations, health and safety, and workers' compensation.

The Honourable Bernard Tremblay, a lawyer with BCF s.e.n.c.r.l. in Québec, is appointed a puisne judge of the Superior Court of Québec, District of Québec to replace Mr. Justice E. Parent (Québec), who was elevated to the Québec Court of Appeal effective June 30, 2015.

Mr. Justice Tremblay received a Bachelor of Laws from the Université Laval in 1984 and a Masters in Business Administration from McGill University in 2012. He was admitted to the Bar of Québec in 1986.

Mr. Justice Tremblay practised with BCF s.e.n.c.r.l. from 2001 until his appointment. He was previously with the firm McCarthy Tétrault since 1986. His main areas of practice were construction law, civil litigation, commercial law, insolvency and restructuring, real estate law, and arbitration and mediation.

This appointment is effective June 30, 2015.

The Honourable Anne Jacob, a lawyer with AJ services juridiques inc. in Saint-Lambert, is appointed a puisne judge of the Superior Court of Québec, District of Longueuil to replace Mr. Justice C. Julien (Longueuil), who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of July 20, 2015.

Madam Justice Jacob received a Bachelor of Laws from the Université de Montréal in 1987 and was admitted to the Bar of Québec in 1988.

Madam Justice Jacob formed AJ services juridiques inc. in 2010. Prior to that, she practised with the firm Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon Forget (2002-2010) and with Pépin Létourneau (1988-2002), both in Montreal. Her main areas of practice were professional liability, disciplinary law, health law, estates, civil responsibility, insurance law and construction law.

Madam Justice Jacob had been a member of l'Association des femmes d'assurance de Montréal since 1995 and governor of the Fondation du Barreau du Québec since 2009. She held numerous positions with the Canadian Bar Association, where she had been a member since 2003.

This appointment is effective July 20, 2015.

The Honourable Silvana Conte, a lawyer with Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP in Montreal, is appointed a puisne judge of the Superior Court of Québec, District of Montreal to replace Mr. Justice J.P. Chrétien (Montreal), who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of July 5, 2015.

Madam Justice Conte received a Bachelor of Civil Law in 1988 and a Bachelor of Laws in 1989, both from McGill University, and was admitted to the Bar of Québec 1990. She had been a partner with Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt since 2001.

Madam Justice Conte practised with Davies, Ward, Phillips & Vineberg from 1992 to 2001 and was a lawyer with Heenan Blaikie from 1990 to 1992. Her main areas of practice were class actions, international commercial arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution. She has been recognized in numerous legal directories, such as LexpertChambers GlobalBest Lawyers and Benchmark Canada for her class-action expertise and general litigation skills. She was a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the International Bar Association.

This appointment is effective July 5, 2015.

The Honourable Danye Daigle, a sole practitioner in Victoriaville, is appointed a puisne judge of the Superior Court of Québec, District of Trois-Rivières, to replace Mr. Justice M. Richard (Trois-Rivières), who resigned effective December 7, 2014.

Madam Justice Daigle received a Bachelor of Laws from Université de Sherbrooke in 1990 and was admitted to the Bar of Québec in 1991. She has been a sole practitioner since 2006.

Madam Justice Daigle was an associate with Moisan Aubert Gagné Daigle from 2002 to 2006, and a lawyer with Moisan Aubert et associés from 1991 to 2002. Her main areas of practice were family law, youth law, civil litigation and criminal law. She had been a board member of Cégep de Victoriaville since 2013.

The Honourable J. Sylvain Provencher, a lawyer with Lavery, de Billy in Sherbrooke, is appointed a puisne judge of the Superior Court of Québec, Districts of Saint-François and Bedford, to replace Madam Justice S. Mireault (Granby), who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of June 1, 2015.

Mr. Justice Provencher received a Bachelor of Laws from Université Laval in 1990 and was admitted to the Bar of Québec in 1991. He has been a lawyer with Lavery, de Billy since 2014. Prior to that, he had practised with Heenan Blaikie (1999-2014), with Martel Brassard Doyon Provencher (1995-1999), and with Monty Coulombe (1991-1995).

Mr. Justice Provencher's main areas of practice were civil and commercial litigation, insurance law, tcivil liability, professional liability, and securities and insolvency law, disciplinary law, municipal law, penal law and construction law. He is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and of l'Association des Experts en Sinistre de l'Estrie (AESE) since 1997.

The Honourable Claude Villeneuve, a lawyer with the firm Lavery, de Billy in Sherbrooke, is appointed a puisne judge of the Superior Court of Québec, Districts of Saint-François and Bedford. He replaces Mr. Justice C. Ouellet, who was transferred to Sherbrooke.

Mr. Justice Villeneuve received a Bachelor of Laws from the Université de Sherbrooke in 1991 and a graduate diploma in health law in 1992. He was admitted to the Québec Bar in 1993. He was an associate with Lavery, de Billy from March 2014 until his appointment, practising civil, commercial, labour and employment law.

Prior to that, he was a lawyer at Heenan Blaikie from 2006 to 2014, and became a partner in 2010; and a lawyer with Sauvé, Villeneuve & Associés from 2003 to 2006; with Delorme, LeBel, Bureau, LLP from 1999 to 2003; with Huard, Théroux & Associés from 1995 to 1999; and with Pariseau, Cliche & Associés from 1993 to 1999. He was the Bâtonnier de Saint-François from 2014 until his appointment.

The Honourable Chantal Chatelain, a lawyer with the firm Langlois Kronström Desjardins in Montréal, is appointed a puisne judge of the Superior Court of Québec, District of Montréal. She replaces Madam Justice E. Petras (Montréal), who was appointed Associate Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Québec to replace the Honourable F. Rolland, who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of June 30, 2015.

Madam Justice Chatelain received a Bachelor of Laws from the Université de Montréal in 1992 and was admitted to the Québec Bar in 1993. She practised in the areas of general civil, administrative, constitutional and commercial law with Langlois Kronström Desjardins from 1997 until her appointment, and was the associate responsible for the Montréal office for the past four years.

Madam Justice Chatelain had been a member of various committees, including the Comité sur les femmes dans la profession du Barreau du Québec (since 2005); the Comité de liaison avec la Cour supérieure en matière civile du Barreau de Montréal (since 2008); the Comité sur les recours collectifs du Barreau du Québec (since 2009) ; and the Comité sur l'arbitrage des comptes d'honoraires des avocats du Barreau du Québec (since 2010).

This appointment is effective June 30, 2015.

The Honourable Babak Barin, a lawyer with the firm Barin Avocats in Montréal, is appointed a puisne judge of the Superior Court of Québec, District of Montréal. He replaces Mr. Justice R. Mongeon (Montréal), who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of July 10, 2015. This appointment is effective July 10, 2015.

Mr. Justice Barin received a Bachelor of Arts and Science from Northwestern University in 1988 and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Moncton in 1991. He was admitted to the Ontario Bar in 1994 and the Alberta Bar in 2006, and he was a member of the Québec Bar from 2002 until his appointment.

Mr. Justice Barin had been a lawyer with Barin Avocats since 2012 and with the firm BCF LLP (in Montréal) from 2006 to 2012. Prior to that, he practised with other firms: Woods LLP (in Montréal) from 2005 to 2006; Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP (in Montréal and Toronto) from 2003 to 2005; and Stikeman Elliott LLP (in Montréal) from 2001 to 2003. He practised in Zurich, Switzerland, with the firm Froiep Renggli LLP from 2000 to 2001 and with the Claims Resolution Tribunal for dormant accounts from 1999 to 2000. At the beginning of his career, he practised with Heifetz, Crozier, Law and Samis, Blouin, Dunn, in Toronto between 1992 and 1999. His areas of practice were commercial litigation and arbitration.

The Honourable Suzanne Gagné, a lawyer with the firm Létourneau Gagné LLP in Québec, is appointed a puisne judge of the Superior Court of Québec, District of Québec. She replaces Madam Justice S. Hardy-Lemieux (Québec), who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of April 20, 2015.

Madam Justice Gagné received a Bachelor of Laws from Université Laval n 1994 and was admitted to the Quebec Bar in 1995. In 2012, the Quebec Bar honoured her with the distinction of Advocatus Emeritus.

Madam Justice Gagné was an associate lawyer with Létourneau Gagné LLP from 2002 until her appointment. She was previously a lawyer with Guy Bertrand & associés in Québec from 1995 to 2002. She practised in the field of civil and commercial litigation. From 1999 onward, she was a member of the grand jury for Forces AVENIR. She was also chair of the board of directors of the Société du Grand théâtre de Québec for the past five years.

The Honourable Florence Lucas, a lawyer with the firm Gowling Lafleur Henderson LLP (Montréal), is appointed a puisne judge of the Superior Court of Québec, District of Montréal. She is filling a new position created by Bill C-31.

Madam Justice Lucas received a Bachelor of Laws from Université Laval in 1996. She studied at the Université Panthéon-Assas in Paris, France, and obtained a D.E.A. (Diplôme d'études approfondies) in literary, artistic and industrial property in 1998. She was admitted to the Québec Bar in 1998.

Madame Justice Lucas was a lawyer with Gowling Lafleur Henderson in Montréal from 2000 until her appointment and a lawyer at Walker & Associés in Paris from 1999 to 2000. Her areas of practice were civil and commercial litigation and intellectual property. She was a member of the board of directors of the Montréal Diet Dispensary for the past three years.

Nova Scotia

The Honourable Robert M. Gregan, a lawyer with Nova Scotia Legal Aid in Amherst, is appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, Family Court Division (Sydney). He replaces Madam Justice C. MacLellan (Sydney), who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective June 19, 2015.

Mr. Justice Gregan, from Chatham, New Brunswick, had been a lawyer with Nova Scotia Legal Aid in Amherst since 1991. He practised primarily in the areas of criminal law, family law, and administrative law.

Mr. Justice Gregan received a Bachelor of Arts in 1987 and a Bachelor of Laws in 1990, both from the University of New Brunswick. He was admitted to the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society in 1991.