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The Honourable Vital Ouellette


Was named judge with the Court of Queen’s Bench for Alberta, in April, 2002. Was named Deputy Judge of the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories, in 2005; of the Supreme Court of Yukon in 2006; of the Nunavut Court of Justice in 2009 and of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada in 2015. He is a member of various Court committees, and acted in a supervisory role for the judicial districts of Grande Prairie and Peace River. For many years, he was the Northern Alberta Surrogate Practice Advisor and President of the Surrogate Rules Provincial Committee for the Queen’s Bench. He volunteered as a bilingual judge on many Canadian-wide tribunal schools. He is presently member of the organizing committee of the Sopinka Cup.

He obtained his B.A. of Arts in 1978 from the St-Jean Faculty of the University of Alberta, and obtained his LL.B. in 1981 from the University of Moncton. After being called to the Bar in 1983, he practiced law in St. Paul, Alberta as a general practitioner and then acquired litigation experience in criminal and civil law, real estate, estates and family law.

Chair (1998-2001) of the “Association des juristes d’expression fran├žaise de l’Alberta (AJEFA)”. Member (1986-1995) of St. Paul Regional Legal Aid Appeals Committee, Chair (1994-1998) of the “Conseil scolaire francophone du Nord-Est de l’Alberta”, member (1999-2001) of the Executive Committee of the “Association canadienne-fran├žaise de l’Alberta (ACJA)” and Chair (1988-1993) of the St. Paul Soccer Association. He is presently Chair of the “Fondation franco-albertaine”.

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