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Members of the Court

The Honourable B. Richard Bell was born in Woodstock, New Brunswick. He joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1973, graduated as valedictorian of his class, and served as a constable at various locations throughout Nova Scotia until 1976. He received a Bachelor of Laws in 1979 and a Master of Laws in 1998, both from Dalhousie University. Mr. Justice Bell was called to the Bar of New Brunswick in 1979. He was a partner with Buchanan Bell from 1984 to 2000. He then became a senior partner with the firm McInnes Cooper from 2000 to 2006. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2004. Mr. Justice Bell was appointed a judge of the Court of Queen’s Bench of New Brunswick, Trial Division, in 2006, and a judge of the Court of Appeal of New Brunswick in 2007. He was appointed a judge of the Federal Court of Canada, a judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada, and Chief Justice of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada on February 5, 2015. During his more than 25 years in practice, Justice Bell appeared before numerous administrative tribunals and all levels of the courts, including the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. Justice Bell is a former President, Vice-President and Treasurer of the Canadian Bar Association, New Brunswick Branch, and a member of l’Association des juristes d’expression française du Nouveau-Brunswick (N.B.) and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. He is the author of several legal publications.

Born in Quebec, Quebec. Education at University of Ottawa (B.A., L.L.L., L.L.B.). Admitted to the Quebec and Ontario Bar. Partner: Verchere, Noël & Eddy, 1977-89 and Bennett Jones Verchere, 1989-92. Lecturer: Faculty of Law, McGill University.; Quebec Bar School and Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. Appointed Queen's Counsel in 1990. Appointed Judge of the Federal Court of Canada, Trial Division and ex officio member of the Court of Appeal, June 24, 1992 and Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court, 1992; Member of the Competition Tribunal, 1993 and Judge of the Federal Court of Canada, Appeal Division, June 23, 1998. Since July 2, 2003, the date of the coming into force of the Courts Administration Service Act, Judge of the Federal Court of Appeal. Appointed Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Appeal, October 9, 2014. Address: Federal Court of Appeal, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0H9.

Educated at the University of Toronto and Queen's University. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1975. Practised civil litigation at Fraser Milner Casgrain in Toronto, 1975 to 1993. Interchange programme with the Department of Justice, served as special counsel to the Commissioner of Competition from 1986 to 1989. Appointed Queen's Counsel in 1992. Appointed Judge of the Federal Court of Canada, Trial Division and ex officio member of the Appeal Division, and a Judicial Member of the Competition Tribunal, June 10, 1993. Appointed Chairperson of the Competition Tribunal June 18, 2003. Appointed Judge of the Court Martial Court of Appeal of Canada, June 16, 1994. Since July 2, 2003, the date of the coming into force of the Courts Administration Service Act, she is now Judge of the Federal Court. Address: Federal Court, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0H9.

Born September 7, 1949 in Saint-Jérôme, Quebec. Education at Lionel Groulx College and University of Sherbrooke. Called to the Bar of Quebec, 1974. Lawyer & Partner, Martineau Walker, Montreal, 1974-93 and Partner, London office of Fasken Martineau Walker, 1988-90. Lecturer, Maritime and Transportation Law, Faculty of Law, University of Sherbrooke, 1987-88, 1991-92 and 1992-93. Appointed Judge of the Federal Court of Canada, Trial Division and ex officio member of the Court of Appeal, June 10, 1993. Appointed Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada, April 14, 1994 and judicial member of the Competition Tribunal, December 16, 1998. Appointed Judge of the Federal Court of Canada, Appeal Division, December 14, 2001. Since July 2, 2003, the date of the coming into force of the Courts Administration Service Act, he is now Judge of the Federal Court of Appeal. Address: Federal Court of Appeal, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0H9.

Education at Simon Fraser University; University of British Columbia Law School. Called to the Bar of British Columbia, September, 1982. Appointed Queen's Counsel in 1994. Practised at Doust & Smith, appellate counsel for the Ministry of the Attorney General, partner in firm of Peck, Tammen, Bennett; Deputy Director Criminal Appeals and Special Prosecutions, Ministry of the Attorney General. Executive and Chair of the Canadian Bar Association National Criminal Justice Section. Served with the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves, 6th Field Engineer Squadron. Appointed judge of the British Columbia Supreme Court, August 28, 1997. Appointed judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada, June 23, 1999. Appointed Judge of the British Columbia Court of Appeal, May 14, 2009. Address: Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H9.

The Honourable Eleanor R. Dawson, judge of the Federal Court, is appointed judge of the Federal Court of Appeal. The Honourable Eleanor Dawson completed her Bachelor of Laws (LLB) at the University of Manitoba. She was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1977 and appointed Queen's Counsel in 1988. Justice Dawson practiced with Aikins, MacAulay & Thorvaldson and was sessional lecturer at the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba from 1987 to 1992. She was Commissioner of the Uniform Law Commission of Canada from 1987 to 1989 and Commissioner of the Law Reform Commission of Manitoba from 1987 to 1999. Madam Justice Dawson was appointed judge of the Federal Court of Canada, Trial Division and ex officio member of the Federal Court of Appeal in 1999 and judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada in 2000. She was appointed a Judicial Member of the Competition Tribunal in 2002. She was appointed a judge of the Federal Court of Appeal, December 28, 2009. Address: Federal Court of Appeal, Ottawa (Ontario) K1A 0H9.

Education at Dalhousie University, 1980. Called to the Newfoundland Bar, 1980. Practised law with Lewis & Sinnott, St. John's, Newfoundland, later known as Lewis, Sinnott & Heneghan. Became a sole practitioner, 1995. Appointed Queen’s Counsel for Newfoundland, December 31, 1997. Appointed Judge of the Federal Court of Canada, Trial Division and ex officio member of the Court of Appeal, November 15, 1999. Appointed as a Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada on March 23, 2000. Since July 2, 2003, the date of the coming into force of the Courts Administration Service Act, she is now Judge of the Federal Court. Address: Federal Court, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0H9.

Education at University of Ottawa, 1977 (LL.L) and 1985 (LL.M.). Called to the Bar of Québec, 1978. Legal Counsel to the President of the Canada Labour Relations Board, 1979-1981. Associate and Partner at Robert, Dansereau, Barré, Marchessault & Lauzon in Montreal, Québec, 1981-1990. Partner at Langlois Robert in Montreal, Québec, 1990-1996. Established firm as lawyer, arbitrator and mediator in Montreal, Québec, 1996-2002. Appointed Judge of the Federal Court of Canada, Trial Division and ex officio member of the Court of Appeal, January 25, 2002 and Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada, April 18, 2002. Since July 2, 2003, the date of the coming into force of the Courts Administration Service Act, he is now Judge of the Federal Court. Address: Federal Court, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0H9.

Born in Quebec City. Educated at the University of Ottawa. Admitted to the Quebec Bar in 1975. Partner: Noël & Associates, 1977-79; Noël, Décary, Aubry & Associés, 1979-90; Noël, Berthiaume, Aubry, 1990-93; Noël, Berthiaume, 1994-98 and Noël & Associates, 1998-2002. Professor at the University of Ottawa, Administrative Law, 1977-79. Appointed Queen's Counsel in 1992. Appointed Commissioner to "Commission des services juridiques du Québec" by the Quebec Provincial Cabinet in 1993. Appointed "Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers" in 2000. Co-Author of "Supreme Court News" and "La Cour suprême en bref", 1989-95. As a lawyer, he acted in many fields, including civil litigation, corporate law and administrative law. Notably, he was counsel for the Royal Commission of Inquiry into certain activities of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (1979-1981) and co-chief prosecutor for the Commission of Inquiry into the Deployment of Canadian Forces to Somalia (1995-1997). He also represented the interest of the Security Intelligence Review Committee (S.I.R.C.) for a period of over 15 years. For almost ten years, he was in charge of two public affairs programs broadcast on the TVA network. He was also actively involved as a volunteer for certain community groups and charitable organizations. Appointed Judge of the Federal Court of Canada, Trial Division and ex officio member of the Court of Appeal, August 8, 2002, and Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada, December 5, 2002. Since July 2, 2003, the date of the coming into force of the Courts Administration Service Act, he became Judge of the Federal Court. It is since September 1, 2017 that he is supernumerary judge. In September 2012, he received from the Civil Law Faculty of the University of Ottawa, the highest distinction as an Alumni of the Faculty. He lives in the city of Gatineau and he has two children, Julien and Guillaume. He is married to the Honorable Georgette Sheridan, retired judge of the Tax Court of Canada.

Born in Montréal, Quebec. Education at College Michèle Provost, University of Montréal (L.L.L.) (Recipient of the Governor General of Canada’s Gold Medal) and the London School of Economics (L.L.M.). Called to the Quebec Bar, 1979. Before her appointment to the Federal Court, Justice Gauthier was a partner with the law firm Ogilvy Renault in Montréal, a litigator in that firm’s Intellectual Property Law Group and the coordinator of the Technology Team. She also practiced in the field of maritime law and arbitration for more than 15 years. Vice-President of the Comité Maritime International (CMI). Past President of several organizations related to maritime law, maritime policy and electronic commerce such as the Marine Advisory Board (1995-1998), the Canadian Maritime Law Association, the Electronic Commerce Institute of Quebec; commissioner on the Canadian Transportation Accident Investigation and Safety Board at Review Commission (1993), and commissioner appointed to review certain aspects of pilotage in the Great Lakes (1990); was appointed judge of the Federal Court of Canada, Trial Division (now Federal Court) on December 11, 2002, judge of the Court martial Appeal Court of Canada, on February 20, 2003 and member of the Competition Tribunal on November 26, 2009. She was appointed judge of the Federal Court of Appeal on October 21, 2011. Justice Gauthier has been a member of the Rules Committee of the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal since 2003. Address: Federal Court of Appeal, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0H9.

 

Born November 13, 1955 in St. Catharines, Ontario. Education at University of Western Ontario; Osgoode Hall Law School, York University and University of Ottawa. Admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1985. Consultant to Law Reform Commission of Canada, 1984-88; Counsel, Department of Justice Canada, 1988-89; Sole practitioner, 1989-97; Executive Legal Officer of the Supreme Court of Canada, 1997-2002; Associate Executive Director, National Judicial Institute, 2002. Appointed Judge of the Federal Court of Canada, Trial Division and ex officio member of the Court of Appeal, December 12, 2002. Was nominated to the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada on February 20, 2003. Since July 2, 2003, the date of the coming into force of the Courts Administration Service Act, he is now Judge of the Federal Court. Address: Federal Court, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0H9.

Received a B.A. (French and Criminology) from University of Waterloo, 1967; LL.B. from Queen's University Law School, 1970 (Silver Medallist). Honorary LL.D from the Law Society of Upper Canada, 2005. Called to the Bar in 1972; appointed Queen's Counsel, 1982. 1972–1977: Counsel, then Deputy Director, Criminal Appeals and Special Prosecutions Branch; 1977-1985: Senior Crown Counsel (Criminal Law) with the Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario – Responsible for argument of criminal appeals before the Ontario Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Canada.

Appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court of Ontario (now the Superior Court of Justice) in 1985 – presided primarily over homicide and other complex criminal cases; authored the Court's Criminal Proceedings Rules; authored the Ontario Specimen Jury Instructions (Criminal).

Deputy Judge of the Supreme Court of Yukon. Nominated Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada on November 3, 2003.

Adjunct Professor of Law, Dalhousie Law School, 2006-2007; Adjunct Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, 1985-2005; Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, 1990-1993 – Courses in Criminal Procedure, Advanced Criminal Law, Advanced Evidence, Trial Practice, and Appellate Remedies.

Section Head, Criminal Procedure Section, Bar Admission Course (Ontario), 1982-1990. Faculty Member, Federation of Law Societies' National Criminal Law Program 1972 to date; (Chair, 1985-2004; Honorary Chair, 2004 to date). Associate Director, National Judicial Institute, 2001 to date.

Participant in Continuing Legal Education Programs in every province and territory in Canada including programs for Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice; Canadian Bar Association; Law Society of Upper Canada; Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, Nova Scotia Barristers Society

Harrison Tweed Award from American Law Institute – American Bar Association for special merit in Continuing Legal Education, 1998. Adjunct Faculty Distinguished Service Award, Osgoode Hall Law, School 2004. Author of Tremeear's Annotated Criminal Code (Carswell); Watt's Manual of Criminal Evidence (Carswell); Watt's Manual of Criminal Jury Instructions (Carswell); Helping Jurors Understand (Carswell); Criminal Law Precedents, (Carswell). President and Chairman of the Board of Directors; Ontario Hockey Federation, 1991-1997. Director, Canadian Hockey Association, 1991-1997. Appointed to the Court of Appeal for Ontario, October 12, 2007.

Justice McCawley received her B.A. from the University of Manitoba in 1972 and her LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1975. She was called to the bar in Manitoba in 1976 and practiced civil litigation in Winnipeg before joining the Law Society of Manitoba as Deputy C.E.O. in 1981. In 1987 she was appointed C.E.O. of the Law Society of Manitoba. The following year she was appointed Queen’s Counsel. Justice McCawley was appointed to the Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench (General Division) in 1997. Since her appointment she has served on numerous Court committees. She has also been actively involved in judicial education through the National Judicial Institute; serves as a member on the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canda (2003); is currently a member of the National Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee and the Gale Cup Moot Organizing Committee; and serves on the Board of The Winnipeg Foundation.

Born at Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario in 1949. Educated at the University of Ottawa. Called to the Bar of Ontario in 1976 and of the Northwest Territories in 1982. Appointed Assistant Crown Attorney,1976 and practised in the Ottawa criminal courts. Appointed General Counsel, Policy Planning and Criminal Law Amendments, Department of Justice, 1984. Lecturer in criminal law, Carleton University, 1982-86. Named Queen's Counsel in 1989. Appointed Assistant Deputy Minister, Criminal Law and Social Policy, Department of Justice, 1992. Past President of the Uniform Law Conference of Canada and long term Chair of the Coordinating Committee of Senior Federal, Provincial and Territorial Officials responsible for Criminal Justice. Member of the boards of several international and national organizations concerned with criminal justice and national security studies. Appointed Justice of the Federal Court and ex officio, member of the Federal Court of Appeal, November 4, 2003. Appointed as a Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada on March 23, 2004. Address: Federal Court, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0H9.

Born March 21, 1948 in Paris, France. Education at Collège Notre-Dame (B.A.), Université de Montréal (LLL) and McGill University (M.A.). Called to the Quebec Bar in 1976. 1988 to 2003, member and coordinator of the Immigration and Refugee Board. Specialized in war crimes and crimes against humanity. 1986 to 1988, Chief of Coordination and Evidence, Counsel in the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crime Section of the Department of Justice Canada. 1979 to 1988, Government of Canada, amongst other assignments, represented Canada at several United Nations fora, including the area of human rights, the environment, trade and maritime issues, all from an international law perspective. Expertise in human rights, war crimes and crimes against humanity, immigration and international law. Author and a frequent speaker. Appointed Judge of the Federal Court, November 4, 2003, ex officio member of the Federal Court of Appeal and Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court, March 23, 2004. Address: Federal Court, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0H9.

Born June 8, 1947, in Sherbrooke, Quebec. Educated at Loyola College of Montreal (BA 1968) and Dalhousie University Law School (LLB 1971). Officer RCNR 1965-69. Called to the Bar of Ontario in 1973. Associate and Partner, Herridge Tolmie (merged with Osler Hoskin & Harcourt) 1973-99; past-member of Executive Committee, Chair of Public Law Department, Senior Partner – Litigation, Ogilvy Renault 1999-2003; Managing Partner – Ottawa and member of Management Committee; Counsel before Supreme Court of Canada, Federal Courts, superior courts and federal tribunals; Chair, Air Law Section, Canadian Bar Association; Chair, Constitutional and Administrative Law Section, and Member of Council International Bar Association, Member, Editorial Board on Competition Law (Federal Press), sessional lecturer in advanced administrative law, Carleton University, Department of Law/Institute of Public Administration. Appointed Judge of the Federal Court, and ex officio, member of the Federal Court of Appeal, November 19, 2003, and Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada, April 27, 2004. Appointed judicial member of the Competition Tribunal 2005-2012; reappointed for a further term, December 21, 2016; Address: Federal Court, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H9.

Born in Montreal, Quebec. Education at Bishop's University, University of New Brunswick and University of Ottawa. Called to the Bar of Ontario, 1982. Associate and Partner, Perley-Robertson, Panet, Hill & McDougall, 1982-1996. Appointed President of the Human Rights Tribunal Panel in 1995, and Chairperson of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal in 1998. Past President of the County of Carleton Law Association; Past President, Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice. Appointed Judge of the Federal Court and Member ex officio of the Federal Court of Appeal on November 19, 2003. Appointed as a Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada on March 23, 2004.

Born in Montréal, Québec, Justice de Montigny was educated at the Université de Montreal (LL.L, 1978; LL.M., 1980) and Oxford University (M.Phil, 1981). He was called to the bar of Québec in 1983. Justice de Montigny was a professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa (1982-1997) and a lecturer at the École du Barreau du Québec and the faculties of Law and Continuing Education of the Université de Montréal. He acted as counsel in the Constitutional Law Directorate of the Québec Department of Justice (1987-1988) and as Special Advisor to the Québec Department of Intergovernmental Affairs (1992-1993). Justice de Montigny was Director General, Planning and Strategy, at the Privy Council Office from 1997 to 2000. He was subsequently Chief Legal Counsel in the Public Law Group of the Department of Justice of Canada (2000-2003) and Chief of Staff to the Minister of Justice of Canada (January 2004-June 2004). Justice de Montigny was President of the constitutional section of the Canadian Association of Law Teachers (1987-1990) and vice-president of the constitutional section of the Canadian Bar Association (1988-1993). He is the author of numerous books and articles on constitutional law, administrative law and human rights.

Justice de Montigny was appointed Judge of the Federal Court and an ex officio member of the Federal Court of Appeal on November 18, 2004. He was appointed as a judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada on June 23, 2006. Justice de Montigny was appointed Judge of the Federal Court of Appeal on June 26, 2015.

Born in 1951 at New Westminster, British Columbia. Educated at Acadia University (BA Hons. 1974) and Dalhousie University (LLB 1977). Called to the bars of British Columbia and Nova Scotia in 1978. Appointed Queens Counsel (1995). Partner of Burchell, Hayman, Parish in Halifax, Nova Scotia (1985-2005). Part-time lecturer at Dalhousie University Faculty of Law (1986-1995). Served as Vice-President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Geneva, Switzerland (2004-2005) and President of the Canadian Red Cross Society (2001-2004). Chair of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Liability Claims Fund (1993-1998) and member of the Canadian Lawyers' Insurance Association Advisory Board (1993-1998). Recipient of the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society Distinguished Service Award (2005). Appointed Judge of the Federal Court and ex officio member of the Federal Court of Appeal on November 22, 2005. Recipient of the Dalhousie University Weldon Award for Unselfish Public Service (2006). Recipient of the Order of Red Cross (2006). Appointed as a Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada on September 21, 2006. Appointed as a judicial member of the Competition Tribunal on April 30, 2015. Address: Federal Court, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0H9.

Justice Zinn was appointed to the Federal Court on February 20, 2008, and to the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada on November 20, 2008. He received a Master of Arts in Philosophy from Carleton University, Ottawa, in 1976 and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Ottawa in 1980.

Following his call to the Ontario Bar in 1981, he became an Associate and later a Partner with Gowling & Henderson in Ottawa. He left to establish and manage his own firm, then joined Ogilvy Renault LLP as a Partner and was later appointed a Senior Partner of the firm. Justice Zinn’s legal practice focused primarily on human rights, labour and employment, access and privacy law issues. He was a frequent writer and speaker on topics falling within his practice area. Justice Zinn is the author of The Law of Human Rights in Canada: Practice and Procedure.

Justice Zinn currently Chairs the Federal Court’s Law Clerks Committee, and is a member the Federal Court’s Immigration & Refugee Law Bench and Bar Liaison Committee. In 2014 Justice Zinn was elected to serve on the Governing Council of the International Association of Refugee Law Judges (IARLJ).

Justice Cournoyer was a member of the Barreau du Québec from 1987 to 2007. He was a partner at the law firm of Shadley Battista, LLP, where he practiced Criminal Law and Disciplinary Law. He has appeared before trial courts in criminal and penal divisions, the Quebec Court of Appeal, the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada and the Supreme Court of Canada. He is one of the founding members of the Canadian Council of Criminal Defense Lawyers (CCCDL). He was President of « l'Association québécoise des avocats et avocates de la défense (AQAAD) » from 1995 to 1996. He was Associate Legal Counsel for the Commission of Inquiry into Certain Events at the Prison for Women, presided by Madam Justice Louise Arbour in 1995-1996. In 1997-1998, he was Counsel for the « Commission d’enquête chargée de faire enquête sur la Sûreté du Québec ». In 2004-2005, he was Associate Legal Counsel for the Commission of Inquiry into the Sponsorship Program and Advertising Activities presided by Justice John H. Gomery. He taught Criminal Law at McGill University, l’Université du Québec à Montréal, and l’École du Barreau, where he also taught Ethics and Professional Responsibility. From 1995 to 2006, he was a member of the Faculty of the Federation of Law Societies’ National Criminal Law Program. He is the author of the Annotated Criminal Code: Cournoyer-Ouimet and is co-author of the « Code des professions annoté ». He was appointed to the Superior Court of Quebec on May 10, 2007, and to the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada on July 30, 2009.

Mr. Justice Abra received a B.A. in 1968 and a LL.B in 1972 from the University of Manitoba. He was admitted to the Bar of Manitoba in 1973. He practised as an associate with Monk Goodwin & Company, then as a Crown Attorney with the provincial Crown (1974–1979) before returning to private practice with Thompson Dorfman Sweatman (1980–1989) and with Hill Abra Dewar (1989–2007). At the time of his appointment to the bench, Mr. Justice Abra was a partner with Hill Abra Dewar.

Prior to his appointment, Mr. Justice Abra practised in the areas of administrative law, civil litigation, criminal law, insurance and professional liability litigation, regulation of professions and professional discipline, employment law and labour law. Mr. Justice Abra received his Queen’s Counsel designation in 1992. He was President of the Law Society of Manitoba (1993–1994). He was a member of the Court of Queen’s Bench Rules Committee, was a frequent lecturer at the Law Society of Manitoba Continuing Legal Education Programs and was Chair of the Board and of the Board of Trustees of Westminster United Church. Was appointed judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada on July 30, 2009.

Born in Montréal, Québec. Educated at Collège de Montréal, Université de Montréal Min. Hist. (1985), University of Ottawa LL.L. (1988), B.A. (1990), LL.M. (1995) and University of London LL.M. (1991) (King’s College). Called to the Québec Bar in 1989 and the Paris Bar in 2002. Became Solicitor for England and Wales in 2003. Law clerk for the Honourable Justice Robert Décary of the Federal Court of Appeal in 1990. Attorney-at-Law for the Department of Justice of Québec from 1991 to 1993; Attorney-at-Law and Crown prosecutor for the Department of Justice of Canada from 1993 to 1997. From 1997 to 2001, worked in London and Paris for the Québec Department of International Relations. Subsequently, joined EY Law in Paris and practiced in the field of international arbitration. Upon returning to Canada in 2004, became General Counsel with the Department of Justice of Canada and was appointed Associate Senior General Counsel with the Aboriginal Affairs Portfolio. Recipient of the Order of Merit in 2008 of the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law (civil law section). Author of numerous articles in international arbitration, constitutional law and aboriginal law. Appointed judge of the Federal Court of Canada and ex officio member of the Court of Appeal on June 19, 2009 and judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada on November 19, 2009. He was appointed Judge of the Federal Court of Appeal on April 11, 2014. Address: Federal Court of Appeal, Ottawa (Ontario) K1A 0H9.

The Honourable David G. Near was born in Toronto, Ontario. He attended Mount Allison University (Honours B.A.), Queen's University (M.A.) and the University of Windsor (L.L.B.) and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1983. At the time of his appointment as a judge, he was Senior Counsel, Department of Justice, Legal Services, Environment Canada. He has extensive legal experience in environmental, administrative, constitutional and aboriginal law. He has received numerous awards for his work with the Department of Justice(1990-2009) concerning Species at Risk, Migratory Birds and wildlife law generally. Appointed Judge of the Federal Court and ex officio member of the Federal Court of Appeal on June 19, 2009 and judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court on November 19, 2009. Appointed Judge of the Federal Court of Appeal on February 8, 2013. Address: Federal Court of Appeal, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0H9.

Mr. Justice Mainville was born in Montreal on November 27, 1953. He studied at the Collège St-Viateur d’Outremont and at Collège Édouard-Monpetit. He subsequently studied at the faculty of law of the Université de Montréal (LL.L.) and at McGill University faculty of law (LL.M.). He was admitted to the Quebec Bar in 1976.

In the course of a career as a barrister and solicitor spanning more than 32 years, Mr. Justice Mainville distinguished himself principally in the fields of aboriginal law and labour law. He was a pioneer in the development of aboriginal law in Canada. He notably acted as the principal negotiator of the 2002 Paix des braves agreement between the Quebec government and the Crees of Quebec, and with respect to numerous other agreements involving aboriginal peoples. He also acted as the management spokesperson for the negotiation of numerous Quebec public service collective labour agreements. He also practiced law in the fields of constitutional and administrative law and in civil law, while actively involved in transnational commercial activities involving patents of invention.

Mr. Justice Mainville has appeared as lead counsel before all the courts of Quebec and all the federal courts, including numerous times before the Supreme Court of Canada.

Before his appointment as a judge, he was a partner in Montreal with the law firm Gowling Lafleur Henderson, where he led the national practice group in aboriginal law.

Mr. Justice Mainville also lectured for a few years at McGill University’s faculty of law. He has participated in numerous conferences and written various articles concerning aboriginal law issues. He has also authored two books concerning aboriginal law matters.

He was appointed to the Federal Court in June of 2009, and was also appointed shortly thereafter as a judicial member of the Competition Tribunal of Canada. He was elevated to the Federal Court of Appeal in June of 2010. He was transferred to the Quebec Court of Appeal effective July 1st, 2014. In addition to his functions with the Quebec Court of Appeal, Mr. Justice Mainville is also a designated judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada, since November 19, 2009.

LL.B. (Queen’s University, 1984); B.C.L. (Oxford University, 1986); LL.D. (Queen’s University, 2012, honoris causa). Born in Toronto, Ontario. Law clerk to Justice Bertha Wilson of the Supreme Court of Canada (1986-1987). Called to the Bar of Ontario (1988). Litigation partner in firms in Toronto, Ontario. Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (2008). Appointed Special Advocate by the Minister of Justice (2008). Adjunct member, Faculty of Law, Queen's University (1994 to the present), winning multiple faculty teaching awards. Author of over 120 articles or conference papers on various legal topics, particularly in the areas of administrative law, constitutional law, and legal writing. Appointed Judge of the Federal Court of Appeal, and a member ex officio of the Federal Court on December 11, 2009. Appointed Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada, May 3, 2012. Address: Federal Court of Appeal, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0H9.

Paul Crampton was appointed Chief Justice of the Federal Court on December 15, 2011. He was appointed to the Federal Court on November 26, 2009 and to the Competition Tribunal on March 18, 2010. He was nominated a judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court on May 3, 2012. From 2004 to 2009, he was a partner in the Competition Law Group at Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP, Toronto. Between 2002 and 2004, he was Head of Outreach, in the Competition Division of the OECD. In that capacity, he was responsible for overseeing the OECD’s work in the competition field with developing and transitioning countries. From 1992 to 2002, he was a partner in the Competition Law Group at Davies, Ward, Phillips and Vineberg LLP. He is a Past Chair of The Canadian Chamber of Commerce's Task Force on Competition Law and Policy; a former member of the International Chamber of Commerce's Working Party on International Competition Law Convergence; a former member of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council's Competition Principles Working Group; and a past Chair of committees of the Competition Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association and the Section of International Law and Practice of the American Bar Association. He also is the author of Mergers and the Competition Act, a leading text on the merger provisions of the Competition Act, and of numerous articles published in domestic and international journals. He has spoken extensively on competition law throughout the world. Between 1987 and 1991, he held various positions within the Competition Bureau, including Special Advisor to the Commissioner of Competition (formerly the Director of Investigation and Research). In that capacity, his duties included advising on a broad range of cases and policy matters and being the principal drafter of the Bureau's 1991 Merger Enforcement Guidelines, and participating in the development of other Bureau policy statements, such as the Price Discrimination Enforcement Guidelines and the Predatory Pricing Enforcement Guidelines. He coordinated the Competition Law course in York University's LL.M Programme in International Trade and Competition law (1997-1998), and was the principal lecturer of competition law courses at University of Ottawa Law School (1988-1990), and University of Toronto Law School (1992).

Was appointed a puisne judge of the Superior Court of Quebec, District of Gatineau, Labelle and Pontiac, to replace Mr. Justice M. Bédard (Gatineau), who, on June 20, 2015, became a supernumerary judge. Justice Bédard was appointed to the Federal Court in 2010. She was also appointed a Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada on May 3, 2012. At the time of her appointment to the Federal Court, she was vice-chairperson of the Public Service Labour Relations Board, where she had served since 2008. She has extensive experience in labour law, labour relations and human resources, as well as administrative law, civil rights, and public law. In 2000, she joined the Société de transport de l’Outaouais, later becoming a special advisor to senior management until 2006. She was an associate with Bédard, Saucier in Hull (now Gatineau) from 1993 to 1999.

Madam Justice Bédard received a Bachelor of Civil Law (magna cum laude) from the University of Ottawa in 1992, and was admitted to the Quebec Bar in 1993.

Prior to being appointed a Judge of the Federal Court in October 2010, Mr. Justice Rennie was Assistant Deputy Attorney General with the Department of Justice Canada in Ottawa.

Mr. Justice Rennie received a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from the University of Guelph in 1975 and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from Dalhousie University in 1978.

Mr. Justice Rennie was Assistant Deputy Attorney General (Litigation) with the Department of Justice (2006-2010). He was Chair of the Department’s National Litigation Committee and co-chair of the Supreme Court of Canada Committee. He was a law clerk at the Ontario Court of Appeal (1980-1981) and to the Supreme Court of the Yukon Territory (1978).

Over the course of his 29 years of practice he appeared as counsel for the Attorney General of Canada in many complex cases involving the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, administrative, tort and constitutional law. He was counsel to Canada at the Commission of Inquiry on the Blood System in Canada (Krever Inquiry), in arbitrations under the NAFTA and for the Minister of Justice in matters arising under the Judges Act. He has appeared at all levels of court in most provinces and in over twenty appeals before the Supreme Court of Canada.

Justice Rennie has significant experience dealing with competition issues and over the years was involved in high profile complex cases dealing with restraining anti-competitive practices in the air transportation industry, the disclosure of documents provided by third parties in light of the principles of natural justice, the potential of abuse of dominant market position in relations to discounted price incentives to suppliers, and another such case requiring the detailed understanding of the economics of cross-subsidization and cost accounting where monopolies also engage in competitive practices.

He has been co-author of the Federal Court Practice since 1988 and also co-author of The 1995 Annotated Crown Liability and Proceedings Act. He was a frequent panelist at legal conferences and is the author of numerous legal articles, most recently “The Extra-territorial Application of the Charter of Rights” in the 2009 Supreme Court Law Review.

Justice Rennie was appointed judicial member of the Competition Tribunal on May 3, 2012, and Chairman on June 10, 2012. Also on May 3, 2012, Justice Rennie was nominated Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada. Justice Rennie was appointed to the Federal Court of Appeal on February 27, 2015.

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.

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.

The Honourable Justice Wyman W. Webb was appointed as a Judge of the Tax Court of Canada on November 23, 2006 and as a Judge of Federal Court of Appeal on October 5, 2012. He was nominated Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada on March 7, 2013. He received both a Master of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1982 from Dalhousie University and a Bachelor of Science degree in 1978 from Mount Allison University. He was admitted to the Bar of Nova Scotia in 1982. He practised law with Patterson Law and its predecessor firms (Patterson Palmer, Patterson Kitz and Patterson Smith Matthews & Grant). He also worked for two years on secondment (under the Interchange Canada program) with Revenue Canada Taxation Rulings Directorate, in the Natural Resources and Corporate Reorganizations sections. His practice expertise was in tax law (including income tax and HST/GST), commercial law and tax litigation. He is a former Governor of the Canadian Tax Foundation and was a part-time professor of tax law at Dalhousie Law School. He has made presentations at the Canadian Tax Foundation Annual Conference, the Atlantic Provinces Tax Conferences, and CBA tax conferences. Judge of the Federal Court of Appeal. Address: Federal Court of Appeal, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0H9.

Justice Gleason was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, lived most of her youth in Calgary, Alberta, and pursued her university studies in Ottawa and Halifax. She obtained a B.A.(Honours) in History (summa cum laude) from the University of Ottawa in 1981 and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from Dalhousie University in 1984.

Justice Gleason was a senior partner with Norton Rose, LLP (formerly Ogilvy Renault, LLP) and practiced labour and employment law in Ottawa with that firm for nearly 26 years. She held a number of management positions within her firm, including that of co-managing partner of its Ottawa office and Ottawa Chair of its Employment and Labour Group. She was recognized as a leading labour and employment practitioner by Best Lawyers in Canada, L’Expert, PLC Which Lawyer?, Guide to the World’s Leading Labour and Employment Lawyers, and Canadian HR Reporter’s Canada’s Employment Law Directory.

Justice Gleason frequently guest lectured at the University of Ottawa and taught a course in employment law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa. She has written numerous articles and regularly presented papers to conferences hosted by a variety of organizations, including the Canadian Bar Association, the Canadian Refugee Lawyers’ Association, the Advocates’ Society, the Council of Canadian Administrative Tribunals, the Law Society of Upper Canada, Insight, Lancaster House, the Council of Industrial Relations Executives of the Conference Board of Canada and the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers (CACE), an association of Canadian management-side labour and employment practitioners. Justice Gleason was a founding member and past president of CACE. She also was active in the Canadian Bar Association and the Ottawa Human Resource Professionals’ Association, where she held the portfolio of Government Affairs Liaison on its Board of Directors for a number of years.

Prior to her appointment to the Federal Court, Justice Gleason was a member of the Canada Industrial Relations Board’s Client Consultation Committee and the Federal Court Labour Law, Human Rights, Privacy and Access Review Liaison Group. While a judge of the Federal Court, she was the Chair of this Liaison Group from 2012 and a member of the Federal Courts Rules Committee from February 2014.

Justice Gagné studied economics at the University of Quebec at Montréal and in 1989, she received a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Montréal. Admitted to the Quebec Bar in 1990, she practiced civil and commercial litigation for 22 years, first with the firm Desjardins Ducharme then, as of 2007, with Lavery, deBilly.

Since her appointment to the Federal Court on May 31, 2012, she has been appointed Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada in 2013, a member of the Rules Committee since 2014, a member of the Military Judges Inquiry Committee in 2015, a Judicial Member of the Competition Tribunal in 2016 and now Associate Chief Justice of the Federal Court since December 12, 2018.

Born in Ottawa, Ontario. Educated at Saint Patrick’s College (BA 1977) and the University of Ottawa (LLB 1980). Admitted to the bar of Ontario in 1982. Certificate in Public Sector Leadership and Governance from the University of Ottawa (2012). Madam Justice Kane has been a counsel with the Department of Justice since 1982. She was counsel with the Policy Programs and Research Branch from 1982 to 1984; Legal Advisor in the Policy Secretariat of the Department of the Solicitor General of Canada from 1984 to 1985; and has been counsel, general counsel, and senior general counsel in the Criminal Law Policy Section since 1985. Her main area of practice was criminal law and was responsible for the development of a wide range of criminal law reforms. She also served as the Senior Counsel and first Director of the Policy Centre for Victim Issues in the Department of Justice from 1999-2007. Madam Justice Kane was actively involved in numerous Federal, Provincial, and Territorial Working Groups and with the Uniform Law Conference, in various positions, including ten years as the secretary to the Criminal Section and as Chair in 2004. In 2011 Justice Kane received the John Tait Award for exemplary public service from the Department of Justice. Since June 21, 2012, judge of the Federal Court and ex officio member of the Federal Court of Appeal. Since March 7, 2013, judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada. Address: Federal Court, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0H9.

Born in Vancouver, British Columbia. Educated at McGill University (BSc. 1976; Dip.Ed. 1978) and University of British Columbia (L.L.B. 1982). Called to the Bars of Ontario (1984) and British Columbia (1995); Associate and Partner at Smart & Biggar (1984-2012); Fellow of the Intellectual Property Institute of Canada and of the Litigation Counsel of America. Adjunct Professor of the University of Victoria (1996-2012). Registered Trade-mark Agent (1984) and Patent Agent (1989). Author and speaker, Canadian Patent, Trade-mark and Copyright Law and Federal Court Practice. Selected Vancouver Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers, Pre-eminent IP Litigation Lawyer in British Columbia by Bench mark Canada, and Canadian Outstanding IP Practioner by Managing Intellectual Property all in 2012. Appointed Judge of the Federal Court, October 5, 2012. Appointed Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada on March 7, 2013. Address: Federal Court, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0H9.

Yvan Roy is a Judge of the Federal Court of Canada since December 12, 2012. That appointment also makes him an ex officio member of the Federal Court of Appeal. He was also nominated Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada on May 28, 2015.

Mr. Justice Roy received a Bachelor of Civil Law degree from the Université de Montréal in 1976, and was admitted to the Barreau du Québec in 1977. He attended the École des hautes études commerciales where he obtained a Master of Business Administration in 1981.

Just before his appointment, Mr. Justice Roy was Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet, responsible for legislative and House planning as well as machinery of government. He was also Counsel to the Clerk of the Privy Council. From 2001 to 2006, he was Assistant Deputy Minister, Central Agencies Portfolio, and counsel to the Department of Justice and also Assistant Deputy Minister at the Department of Finance. He was a Senior General Counsel with the Criminal Policy Section of the Department of Justice from 1994 to 2001, after serving as General Counsel in various capacities at Justice from 1987 to 1994. He practiced with the Department’s Quebec Regional Office in Montreal from 1982 to 1986 and with Legal Services of the Montreal Urban Community from 1977 to 1979.

Mr. Justice Roy has been an instructor for the École du Barreau du Québec. He was a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law. He also taught at the Université du Québec à Montréal. He has headed Canadian delegations to various international events, as well as being a frequent conference speaker in Canada and abroad.

The Honourable Cecily Y. Strickland, a lawyer with Stewart McKelvey in St. John’s, was appointed a Judge of the Federal Court on December 14, 2012. She was nominated a Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada on May 28, 2015.

Madam Justice Strickland received a Diploma in Naval Architecture Technology from the Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1983, a Bachelor of Laws in 1989, and a Master of Laws in 1990 from Dalhousie Law School. She was admitted to the Bar of Newfoundland and Labrador in 1991.

Madam Justice Strickland practised with Stewart McKelvey from 1991. Her main areas of practice were marine law, admiralty law, environmental law, litigation, insurance law, and administrative law.

Madam Justice Strickland was a member of the Canadian Bar Association, and has been a member of the Federal Court Statutory Rules Committee since 2001. She was Vice President (East Coast) and Director of the Canadian Maritime Law Association and past provincial chair and national chair of the Maritime Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association (1996 to 2002).

Born in Ottawa, Ontario. Educated at Queen’s University (BA 1968 and LLB 1971) and at l'Université d'Aix-en-Provence in France (PhD 1972). Admitted to the bar of Ontario in 1974. Formerly certified as a Specialist in Civil Litigation, Mr. Justice Annis was Senior Counsel of the Civil Litigation Section at the Department of Justice from 1974 to 1981; Partner at Honeywell, Wotherspoon from 1985 to 1986; Partner at Borden Ladner Gervais from 1987 to 2001; Partner at Vincent Dagenais Gibson from 2001 to 2005. Mr. Justice Annis was in private practice from 2006 to 2010 as a Sole Legal Practitioner & Dispute Resolution Practice; Chairperson of the Canadian Artists and Producers Professional Relations Tribunal from 2007 to 2010. Part-time lecturer at the University of Ottawa and instructor for the Ontario Bar Admission Courses, 1977-2002. Founding Director of the Centre for Legal Translation and Documentation at the University of Ottawa, 1982-1984. Past President of l’Association des juristes d’expression française de l’Ontario; Past Trustee of the Carleton County Law Association. Appointed Judge to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in 2010. Appointed Judge of the Federal Court on February 8, 2013. Address: Federal Court, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0H9.

Born and educated in Kenaston, Saskatchewan. Obtained Certified Dental Assistant designation before attending University of Saskatchewan Law School in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, where she received her J.D. in 1992. She was accepted to the Saskatchewan Bar in 1993 and the Nunavut Bar in 2010. Articled and had a general practice with the Saskatoon firm Jamieson Bains until 1998, when she accepted a position with the Civil Section of the Federal Department of Justice. With the Federal Department of Justice, she was seconded for periods of time to the Department of Citizenship and Immigration in Ottawa and to the Canadian Consulate in Detroit, Michigan. She prosecuted with the Public Prosecution Service of Canada, including the fly-in squad for Nunavut from 2009, and acted as Senior Prosecutor, Agent Supervisor for the Province of Saskatchewan until being appointed to the Federal Court and ex officio member of the Federal Court of Appeal on April 25, 2013. Appointed Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada on May 28, 2015.

Was a lawyer with the Department of Justice Canada in Ottawa, and was appointed a Judge of the Federal Court on April 11, 2014.

Mr. Justice LeBlanc received a Bachelor of Civil Law from Université Laval in 1979 and was called to the Barreau du Québec in 1980. He worked in private practice with the law firm of Lazarovitch, Cannon, Lemelin & Rourke in Quebec City before joining the Legal Services Unit of the Secretary of State of Canada in 1982. In 1986, he joined the Department of Justice Canada as a litigator and was appointed Senior General Counsel in 2006. In that capacity, he appeared before all levels of court.

During his time with the Department of Justice he was designated as one of a small group of lawyers to represent the Attorney General of Canada before the Supreme Court of Canada. He was also a member of the national committee responsible for reviewing all aspects of litigation before the Supreme Court of Canada involving the government of Canada. His main area of practice was civil litigation and Constitutional law.

Justice LeBlanc has been a frequent conference speaker to his colleagues at the Department of Justice and has served as a part-time professor at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Civil Law. He is also co-author of a book on the recourses and procedure before the Federal Courts (Letarte, Veilleux, LeBlanc et Rouillard-Labbé, Recours et procédure devant les Cours fédérales, Montréal, LexisNexis Canada Inc., 2013). This book was published in 2013 and is the only publication in the French language dealing with that subject matter. He was also nominated a Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada on May 28, 2015.

The Honourable Martine St-Louis, a lawyer with McCarthy Tétrault in Montréal, was appointed Judge of the Federal Court in Ottawa on April 11, 2014. She was also appointed Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada on May 28, 2015.

Madam Justice St-Louis received a Bachelor of Laws from the Université de Montréal in 1987 and was admitted to the Barreau du Québec in 1988. She practised with Ogilvy Renault (Norton Rose) from 1988 to 1991, with Heenan Blaikie from 2000 to 2001 and with McCarthy Tétrault since 2001. Her main areas of practice were immigration law, administration law, labour law and constitutional law.

Madam Justice St-Louis has been active with numerous professional organizations, including the Canadian Bar Association, the International Bar Association and the Association des avocats et avocates en droit de l'immigration.

Born October 14, 1963 in Montreal, Quebec. Educated at McGill University (B. Eng., 1987; LL. B. and B.C.L, 1991). Called to the Bars of Ontario (1993) and Quebec (1995). Certified as a specialist in Intellectual Property Law by the Law Society of Upper Canada. Registered Trade Mark Agent (1993), Registered Patent Agent (2000). Associate and partner with Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, formerly Ogilvy Renault LLP, 1993 to 2014. Fellow and former Treasurer, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada; member, Canadian Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section; member, Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec. Frequent author and presenter on intellectual property issues. Appointed Judge of the Federal Court, and ex officio, member of the Federal Court of Appeal, April 10, 2014. Appointed Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada on May 28, 2015. Address: Federal Court, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0H9.

Appointed judge of the Federal Court and ex officio member of the Federal Court of Appeal on June 13, 2014. Mr. Justice Brown received his B.A. (Hons. Canadian History,1973) and M.A. (Canadian Studies, 1976) from Carleton University, and his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Ottawa (1979 - Silver Medalist) and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1981. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel (Canada) in 1991. Mr. Justice Brown worked and practiced law at the Ottawa office of Gowling & Henderson, later known as Gowlings, from 1979 until 2014. He served as editor and author of Gowlings Supreme Court Bulletin and Annual Report, national leader of the Supreme Court of Canada service group, head of the firm’s national Government Industry group, managing partner of the Ottawa office and head of the Ottawa advocacy department. His main areas of practice were Supreme Court of Canada counsel and agency work, constitutional and administrative law, criminal law, Aboriginal law, intellectual property, Investment Canada Act and transportation law. Mr. Justice Brown served as an advisor to the Supreme Court of Canada Advocacy Institute, member of the Canadian Bar Association’s Supreme Court Liaison Committee, and as a member of the Registrar of the Supreme Court of Canada’s Ottawa Agents Practice and Procedure Committee. He lectured at Institute of Governance (Ottawa), the University of Ottawa’s School of International and Public Affairs, and at Carleton University (Ottawa). Justice Brown was the author of Supreme Court of Canada Practice, and contributed numerous articles to both The Supreme Court Law Review, and the Criminal Law Quarterly (of which he was senior contributing editor). Address: Federal Court, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0H9.

Educated at Dalhousie University (B.A. (Hons.), 1979), Carleton University (M.A., 1982), and Osgoode Hall Law School (LL.B, 1983). He was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1985 and to the Bar of Prince Edward Island in 1987. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2005. He practised with Stewart McKelvey in Charlottetown for more than 25 years. Council Member of the Federation of Law Societies of Canada (2006-2012). President of the Law Society of Prince Edward Island (2008-2009). Chairman for Special Olympics 2004 National Winter Games (2002-2005). Director, Canadian Lawyers Insurance Association (2002-2004). President, Canadian Bar Association - Prince Edward Island Branch (2003-2004). Director, Canadian Bar Insurance Association (1993-2001).

Appointed Judge of the Federal Court and ex officio member of the Federal Court of Appeal effective June 30, 2014. Appointed as a Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada on May 28, 2015. Address: Federal Court, Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0H9.

Justice Diner received a Bachelor of Laws in 1993 and a Master of Laws in Trade and Competition Law in 1998, both from Osgoode Hall Law School. He was called to the Bars of Ontario (1995) and New York (2005). He received the Certified Specialist in Immigration Law designation from the Law Society of Upper Canada in 2013.

Prior to being appointed to the Federal Court in June, 2014, Justice Diner headed Baker & McKenzie LLP’s immigration practice, where he was recognized as a leading practitioner in peer-reviewed services such as the Who’s Who, Lexpert, Martindale Hubbell and [UK]. He published widely in various legal and industry publications. He also practiced administrative law with two other leading firms in Toronto, including immigration, trade and competition law. Justice Diner’s prior roles included managing the establishment and implementation of Ontario’s Provincial Nominee Program for the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, as well as other public sector work. Prior to his call to the Bar, Justice Diner served as a law clerk to Mr. Justice J. K. Hugessen of the Federal Court of Appeal. Justice Diner was appointed Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court on May 28, 2015.

Mr. Justice Diner has always been active in community service, having served on various not-for-profit Boards. He mentored various individuals from new immigrants to new lawyers, and spoke on behalf of organizations. Pro bono work included representing refugees. Recognition for his civic involvement includes being named one of Canada’s Top 25 Canadian Immigrants (2014), and receiving awards such as a Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal, Sue Ryan Memorial Award (CERC), and Crescent School’s Alumnus of the Year (2013).

Mr. Justice Gleeson was born in Saint John, New Brunswick. He enrolled in the Canadian Forces in 1980. He was educated at le Collège Militaire Royal de Saint-Jean, the University of New Brunswick and the McGill Institute of Air and Space Law. Mr. Justice Gleeson was called to the New Brunswick Bar in 1994. He served as a legal officer in the Office of the Judge Advocate General where he held numerous positions, retiring in the rank of Colonel. He was appointed to the Order of Military Merit in 2012 and named Queen’s Counsel in 2013. Appointed Justice of the Federal Court and ex officio, member of the Federal Court of Appeal on May 28, 2015. Appointed as a Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada on June 19, 2015. Address: Federal Court, Ottawa, ON, K1A 0H9.

On October 2, 2013, the Honourable Mr. Justice J. Edward Scanlan, a judge of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia (Truro), is appointed a judge of the Court of Appeal of Nova Scotia, to replace Madam Justice M.J. Hamilton, who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of November 11, 2012. Mr. Justice J. Edward Scanlan was appointed judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada on June 19, 2015.

Mr. Justice Scanlan was appointed to the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia in 1993. Prior to his appointment, he practised law with the firm Scanlan Graham Scanlan in Pictou.

Mr. Justice Scanlan received a Bachelor of Arts from St. Francis Xavier University in 1977, and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New Brunswick in 1980. He was admitted to the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society in 1980 and appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1992.

Mr. Justice Scanlan is a former chair of the Regional Assessment Appeal Court for Pictou County and a Nova Scotia Small Claims Court adjudicator. He was also a chair of the Pictou Waterfront Development Corporation.

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 française 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-française de l’Alberta (ACJA)” and Chair (1988-1993) of the St. Paul Soccer Association. He is presently Chair of the “Fondation franco-albertaine”.

Madam Justice Kathleen A. Quigg, B.A., LL.B. Born in North Bay, Ontario. Daughter of Ann (Clinch) Quigg and Frank Quigg. Educated at the University of New Brunswick (B.A. - 1986, LL.B. - 1989). Called to the New Brunswick Bar in 1989. Joined Robichaud, Godin, Williamson, Theriault and Johnstone in Bathurst in 1989 where she practiced law for 17 years. She was appointed to the Court of Queen's Bench of New Brunswick, Trial Division, on November 22, 2006. She sat in Family Division in Saint John New Brunswick until her appointment to the Court of Appeal of New Brunswick on March 3, 2008. She served on the Canadian Bar Association Council of New Brunswick for 8 years and became President in 2005. Justice Quigg represented the Province of New Brunswick on the National Board of Directors of the Canadian Bar Association and was Vice-President, nationally, of the Woman Lawyer’s Forum of the Canadian Bar Association. Her Law Society involvement included serving as a member of the Bar Admission Course Committee and the Insurance Management Committee. She also served as a representative for Gloucester County on the Law Society Council .Justice Quigg is a former Vice-Chair of the New Brunswick Labour and Employment Board and sat on the New Brunswick Insurance Board. She was nominated Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada on June 19, 2015.

Mr. Justice Bradley V. Green, B.A., L.L.B. Born in Fredericton, New Brunswick, son of Laurine and Vernon Green. Married to Jennifer Sutherland Green. Appointed to the New Brunswick Court of Queen’s Bench, Trial Division April 11, 2008 and assigned to the Court’s Family Division in Saint John. Appointed to the Court of Appeal of New Brunswick July 29, 2009, effective September 1, 2009. Appointed Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada on June 19, 2015. After graduating from Fredericton High School, received degrees in Political Science (1987) and Law (1990) from the University of New Brunswick. Called to the New Brunswick bar 1991. Appointed Queen’s Counsel 1999. Served in various senior staff positions, Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick, 1991-1998 and 2006-2008. Elected three times to the Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick as the Member for Fredericton South. Served as Attorney General, 1999-2006; Minister of Justice, 1999-2006; Minister responsible for Consumer Affairs, 1999-2006; Minister responsible for Aboriginal Affairs, 1999-2006; Minister of Health, 2006, and; Government House Leader, 1999-2006. Served as member or chair of various legislative committees. Nationally, served as co-chair of Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers responsible for Justice, and co-chair of Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers of Health. Past community involvement includes: Member, National Board of Governors, Scouts Canada; Member, Board of Directors, Scouts Canada Foundation; Chair, University of New Brunswick Foundation for Students; President, Epsilon Y’s Men; Member, Board of Directors, Fredericton YMCA; Member, Board of Directors, Fredericton YMCA Endowment Fund; Member, New Brunswick Highland Games Organizing Committee; Chair, St. Paul’s Church Restoration Committee; Volunteer, Fredericton Community Kitchen. Honours and awards include: Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal; University of New Brunswick Student Alumni Award of Honour; Birk’s Medal for Leadership; Scouts Canada Long Service Medal; Scouts Canada Commemorative Centennial Medal; Honourary Chieftain, New Brunswick Highland Games and Scottish Festival; Honourary Member, National Council, Scouts Canada.

The Honourable Justice J. Derek Green received a Bachelor of Commerce, with Honours, in 1968 from Memorial University of Newfoundland. In 1972, he received a Bachelor of Arts, Jurisprudence, 1st Class Honours, a Bachelor of Civil Law in 1973, and a Master of Arts in 1976, all from Oxford University in England. Justice Green was called to the Newfoundland Bar in 1974. From 1974 to 1992, he was in private practice with the firm Marshall, White, Ottenheimer & Green (later White, Ottenheimer & Green). He was Chair of the Newfoundland Law Reform Commission from 1987-1991. Justice Green was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1987. He was the Treasurer of the Law Society of Newfoundland from 1990 to 1991. From 1992 to 1993, he was a puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland, Trial Division, Judicial Centre of Grand Bank. From 1993 to 1996, he was a puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland, Trial Division, Judicial Centre of St. John’s. From 1996 to 2000, he was Judge of the Court of Appeal. From 2000 to 2009, he was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland, Trial Division. From 2009 to 2018, he was Chief Justice of Newfoundland and Labrador. Justice Green was appointed Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada in May of 2019.

The Honourable Justice Lois R. Hoegg received a Bachelor of Arts in 1977 from Acadia University and a Bachelor of Laws in 1982 from Dalhousie University. From 1982 to 1983, Madam Justice Hoegg articled with the Department of Justice Criminal Division, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. From 1983 to 1989, she was Crown Attorney with the Department of Justice, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. From 1989 to 1992, she was the Legal Director of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador. From 1992 to 1994, she was an associate with the firm Ches Crosbie Barristers, and a partner from 1994 to 2007. From 2003 to 2006, she was counsel, Criminal Division, Department of Justice, Newfoundland and Labrador, Lamer Commission of Inquiry into Wrongful Convictions; from 2000 to 2003, Adjudicator, Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Public Complaints Commission; from 2000 to 2004, Chair of the Provincial Court Judges of Newfoundland and Labrador Compensation Committee; from 2003 to 2007, Commissioner, Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Public Complaints Commission. On June 1, 2007, Madam Justice Hoegg was appointed Judge of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador, Trial Division, St. John’s, Newfoundland; on June 17, 2010, was appointed Judge of the Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador, Court of Appeal, St. John’s, Newfoundland. In 2000, she was appointed Queen’s Counsel, and in 2009, received the Distinguished Public Service Award from the Canadian Bar Association, Newfoundland and Labrador Branch. She is a member of the Superior Court Judges Association, the International Association of Women Judges, a Board member of the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice, and a member of the Education Committee, Supreme Court / Court of Appeal of Newfoundland and Labrador. She was appointed a Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada in May of 2019.

The Honourable Gladys I. Pardu received her Bachelor of Science and Mathematics in 1974 from Brock University, and a Doctor of Laws in 1975 from the University of Toronto. Before her appointment to the Court, Justice Pardu was partner with the firm Pardu, McDonald in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. Madam Justice Pardu was a contributing author to LexisNexis’ Ontario Courtroom Procedure’s 1st, 2nd and 3rd Editions. She is also the author of a paper on Aboriginal Issues, published in Family Law 2009. She is presently co-chair of the Ontario Courts Accessibility Committee. She is co-author of a 2011 report, which reviewed the administration of criminal trials in Toronto and made recommendations for changes in improving judicial management of criminal trials. From 1991 to 2013, Madam Justice Pardu was a Judge with the Superior Court of Justice, Ontario. In 2013, she was appointed Judge of the Court of Appeal for Ontario, and in May of 2019, Justice Pardu was appointed Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada.

In 1987, the Honourable Louise Charbonneau earned a Licentiate in Law from the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law, Civil Law Section. In 1988 and 1989, she completed her clerkship with the Department of Justice Canada. In April 1989, she was admitted to the Barreau du Québec. She was admitted to the Bar of the Northwest Territories in 1990 and to the Law Society of Nunavut in 1999. From 1989 to 1990, she was a counsel in the Criminal Law Division of the Department of Justice Canada. From 1990 to 1999, she was a counsel with the Federal Prosecution Service for the Northwest Territories. From 1999 to 2006, Justice Charbonneau was director of the Federal Prosecution Service for the Northwest Territories. From April to June 2006, she was senior counsel with the Federal Prosecution Service for the Northwest Territories. In June 2006, she was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories, the Court of Appeal for the Northwest Territories, the Nunavut Court of Appeal, and the Court of Appeal of Yukon. From 2008 to 2014, she was a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Chapter of the International Association of Women Judges. Since 2010, she has been an instructor of the “Evidence Workshop” course, offered annually at the National Judicial Institute. Since 2015, she has been Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories. In May 2019, she was appointed a judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada.

The Honourable Peter W.L Martin was born in Varel, West Germany. He received a Bachelor of Arts in 1973 and a Bachelor of Laws in 1976, both from the University of Manitoba. Mr. Justice Martin was called to the Bar of Alberta in 1977. From 1977 to 1995, he was legal counsel and prosecutor for the Attorney General of Canada, in Alberta. He was appointed Queen’s counsel in 1988. From 1995 to 1996, he was President of the Law Society of Alberta. From 1995 to 1998, was a Barrister, with Evans Martin Wilson. From 1998 to 2005, Mr. Justice Martin was a judge of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, and in 2005, was appointed a judge of the Court of Appeal of Alberta. He is a past Director of the Federation of Law Societies; a past lecturer on criminal law to new judges, and is presently a lecturer on Criminal Jury Trials with the National Judicial Institute. He was a contributor to “Tough Times”, published in 2014. Justice Martin was appointed a judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada in May of 2019.

The Honourable Marina S. Paperny is a native of Calgary, Alberta. Majoring in political science and foreign languages, including French, Russian and Hebrew, she received a Bachelor of Laws in 1978 from Osgood Hall Law School (York University). Madam Justice Paperny was called to the Bar of Ontario and the Bar of Alberta in 1980. From 1980 to 1982, she was an associate with Barron McBain. From 1982 to 1985, she was an associate with Howard, Mackie and then a partner from 1985 to 1993. From 1993 to 1996, she acted as a Board member of the Alberta Securities Commission. In 1996, Madame Justice Paperny was appointed Judge of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, and in 2001, as a Judge of the Court of Appeal of Alberta. She is a founding member of Pro Bono Law Alberta, a member of the Alberta Self-Represented Litigants Advisory Committee, the Family Justice Advisory Committee and the editorial board of the Annual Insolvency Review. She is a frequent lecturer for numerous national and international education institutions and organizations, including, among others, the Canadian Bar Association and the National Judicial Institute. Madam Justice Paperny was appointed Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada in May of 2019.

The Honourable Justice Gary T. Trotter received a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Toronto, a Master of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School, a Master of Philosophy and a Ph.D., both from the University of Cambridge. Justice Trotter was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1987. He practiced law with Beard, Winter, Gordon. In 1988, he joined the Crown Law Office (Criminal), with the Ministry of the Attorney General. In 2010, he became a full-time academic, teaching criminal law courses at both the Faculty of Law, Queen’s University, and the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto. He subsequently became Associate Dean, and Acting Dean. He is the author of The Law of Bail in Canada, Understanding Bail in Canada, and Sentencing and Penal Policy in Canada. He has also written numerous book chapters and articles. He was appointed Judge of the Ontario Court of Justice in 2005; the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in 2008; and the Court of Appeal for Ontario in 2016. He was appointed Judge of the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada in May of 2019.

 

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