On March 24, the federal government announced four judicial appointments in Alberta, and William deWit — former boxer and criminal defence lawyer — came out on top. He was appointed a justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench in Calgary.
deWit says this is his next challenge, a “new phase of life with different pressures — but I think change is good sometimes.”
He has never shied from change, or a challenge. After a career in boxing that spanned amateur, pro and even a silver medal in the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, deWit eventually returned to Alberta wondering what to do next.