The federal government has announced judicial appointments in four provinces.
Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould announced the five appointments late last week, for Quebec, British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Ontario.
The appointees had been chosen through the new judicial application process introduced by the federal government last year.
In Quebec, Claudine Roy was appointed as a judge on the province’s Court of Appeal. Roy had been a judge with the Superior Court of Quebec and before joining the bench, had been a partner with Ogilvy Renault.
It was also announced that Gregory Moore, a partner with Joli-Coeur Lacasse s.e.n.c.r.l., was appointed to the Superior Court of Quebec to replace Roy. Moore, a certified mediator, is the former Bâtonnier of the Bar of Montreal.
For Saskatchewan, Wilson-Raybould announced that Lian M. Schwann was appointed to the province’s Court of Appeal, after serving as a judge with the Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench. Schwann will replace Justice J. Ryan-Froslie. Schwann had been a senior Crown counsel with the civil law division of the Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice from 1984 to 2007. She also was the Registrar of the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan and the Registrar in Bankruptcy.
For Ontario, Wilson Raybould announced that David E. Harris was appointed as a judge of the Superior Court of Justice, in Brampton.
Harris, whose experience is as a criminal defence lawyer focused on appeals, replaces Justice J.M. Fairburn. Harris had been an assistant crown attorney before joining Carter, McCombs and Minden, and struck out on his own in 1993.
For British Columbia, Janet Winteringham was appointed as a judge with the Supreme Court of British Columbia, to replace Justice S.J. Kelleher. Winteringham practised criminal and constitutional law at Winteringham MacKay Law Corporation.