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The Honourable François Doyon


Born in Quebec City on January 29, 1951, the Honourable Mr. Justice François Doyon was appointed to the Quebec Court of Appeal on May 7, 2004. Was appointed Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada on May 3, 2012.

He studied at Pensionnat Saint-Louis-de Gonzague, at Externat classique Saint-Jean-Eudes and at Cégep Limoilou (D.E.C. 1970) before completing an LL.L. at Laval University in 1973. After articling with the Quebec Securities Commission, he joined the Bar of Quebec in 1975 and became a Crown prosecutor acting for the Attorney General of Quebec.  During his career, he was Associate Chief Crown Prosecutor at the Youth Court (1985-1988) and Associate Chief Crown Prosecutor in charge of economic crimes prosecutions (1988-1991). He also acted as Prosecutor for the Attorney General of Canada.

On February 27, 1991, he was appointed to the Court of Quebec and became Associate Chief Judge, Criminal and Penal Division, on August 31, 2002, until his appointment to the Court of Appeal.  During this period, he was a member of the Professions Tribunal (1998-2002) as well as a member of the Court of Quebec Continuing Education Committee and the Quebec Judicial Council.

Mr. Justice Doyon has had academic activities as an invited professor of Criminal Law at the University of Montreal from 1984 to 2002, at the University of Quebec in Montreal from 1983 to 1985, and at the Bar Professional Training Program from 1982 to 2000, where he was also a member of the Examination Board.  He taught Criminal Procedure at the Quebec Police Institute as well as trial techniques at the annual Bar of Quebec Seminar on Fundamentals of Trial Techniques. From June 1995 to April 1997, he chaired the Commission of Inquiry on Hydro Quebec Policy regarding the Buying of Electricity from Private Producers.

He has served on several committees of the Bar of Quebec, the Bar of Montreal, the Canadian Bar Association and the Society of Criminology. On numerous occasions, he has been invited as a lecturer or speaker by universities and law associations as well as by judicial continuing legal education programs, including the National Judicial Institute, the Canadian Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, the Association of Canadian Court Administrators and the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law.

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