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The Honourable André Vincent

Born in Drummondville on February 3, 1950, son of Jacques Vincent, business owner, and of Jeanne Nadeau.  Justice Vincent has three children: two daughters, Catherine, lawyer with the “Bureau du directeur des poursuites criminelles et pénales” in Shawinigan; Elizabeth, teacher with the “Commission scolaire des Grandes-Seigneuries”; and a son Nicolas, translator.  He is married to Solveig Miller, daughter of the Honorable Jean-Jacques Crôteau, retired Judge of the Superior Court.

Justice Vincent attended “l’Externat classique de Drummondville”, then the “Collège de l’Assomption”. He obtained his licence to practice law from Sherbrooke University in 1973, and was called to the Bar in 1975. He first practiced with Doheny, McKenzie, Gervais, then joined the “Bureau des substituts du procureur général du Québec in Montréal”.

Specializing in criminal law and jury trials, he was Deputy Chief Prosecutor, then Chief Prosecutor in criminals trials for Montréal, Laval and Saint-Jérôme, as well as for the Youth Court.  In 2000, at the request of the Department of Justice, he founded the “Bureau de lutte à la criminalité organisée” and became Chief Prosecutor, responsible for the first trials heard at the new Gouin Judicial Centre (mega-trials).

In addition to his career as Attorney General, Justice Vincent taught at “l’École du Barreau” for many years and wrote numerous publications related to criminal law.

In May of 2005, he was named President of the “Commission québécoise des libérations conditionnelles”, position he occupied at the time of his nomination as puisne Judge of the Superior Court on May 10, 2007, to replace the Honorable Ginette Piché. He was named Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court on May 3, 2012.


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