New appointees will fill in the vacancies in Calgary and Edmonton
The Alberta government has announced the appointment of four judges and four justices of the peace to the provincial court, filling vacancies in Calgary and Edmonton.
Provincial court judges
Frank Bosscha, Indra Maharaj, Thomas Marriott, and Jordan Stuffco will sit as new provincial court judges.
Bosscha received his bachelor of laws from the University of Victoria in 1990. He held several senior leadership roles in Alberta’s justice department and has served as its deputy minister for the last four years. Bosscha will serve in the Edmonton criminal division, effective March 27.
Maharaj received a master of laws from the University of Manitoba in 2000 and from the University of Calgary in 2018. She was admitted to the Manitoba bar in 1990 and the Alberta bar in 1997. Maharaj was appointed to the Calgary criminal division and Calgary regional division, effective March 6.
Marriott received his bachelor of laws from the University of Alberta in 1988 and was admitted to the Alberta bar in 1989. His practice focuses on utility regulation, municipal and administrative law, and professional liability and discipline. He will sit in the Edmonton criminal division, effective March 6.
Stuffco is a member of the Métis Nation of Alberta. He received his juris doctor in 2003 from the University of Toronto and was admitted to the British Columbia bar and Alberta bar in 2004. His legal career encompasses criminal matters throughout central and northern Alberta. He has served as lead counsel at Stuffco Law since 2012. He will sit in the Edmonton regional division starting March 13.
Justices of the peace
Craig T.A. McDougall, Alison Sabo, Mathieu St-Germain, and Kelly Wong will serve as the province’s new justices of the peace.
McDougall received his bachelor of laws from the University of Alberta in 1993 and was admitted to the Alberta bar in 1994. His practice involves corporate law, venture technology, intellectual property, and technology and information technology licensing and contracting. He was appointed full-time justice of the peace in Edmonton, effective May 8.
Sabo received a bachelor of laws degree in 2003 from the University of Alberta and was called to the Alberta bar in 2004. She has been in-house counsel for the Alberta Utilities Commission for over ten years. She will be a part-time justice of the peace in Calgary starting March 27.
St-Germain received his law degree from the University of Ottawa and was admitted to the Quebec bar in 2006. He served as legal counsel for the Calgary Police Service and acting general counsel for the Medicine Hat Police Service. St-Germain was appointed a full-time justice of the peace in Calgary and will begin this role on March 27.
Wong received her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Alberta in 2008 and was admitted to the Alberta bar in 2009. Her legal practice focuses on wills and estates, and real estate. She will sit as a part-time justice of the peace in Edmonton, effective March 27.
Alberta minister of justice and attorney general Tyler Shandro commented, “These appointments and recent reforms demonstrate our commitment to properly resourcing Alberta’s justice system. I extend my congratulations to all appointees, who I am confident will bring a great deal of expertise and experience to the court.”
Provincial court chief judge Derek Redman added, “I would like to congratulate all those individuals appointed to the Provincial Court of Alberta. These excellent appointees, from diverse backgrounds, will enhance the court’s ability to provide an accessible and timely system of justice for Albertans.”