Saskatchewan has a new chief justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench. Court of Queen’s Bench Justice Martel Popescul takes the role once current Chief Justice R.D. Laing becomes a supernumerary judge on Jan. 1. Popescul has been at the court since 2006.
The federal government also appointed five new judges across the country on Friday.
In British Columbia, Robert Jenkins of Vancouver’s Jenkins Marzban Logan becomes a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia. He replaces Justice Austin Cullen, who takes up the post of associate chief justice as of Dec. 31. Cullen will replace Justice A.W. MacKenzie, who joins the B.C. Court of Appeal at the same time.