MANITOBA JUDICIAL APPOINTMENT ANNOUNCED
OTTAWA, October 1, 2010 – The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment:
The Honourable Gérald L. Chartier, Senior Counsel with the Department of Justice Canada in Winnipeg, is appointed a Judge of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Manitoba to replace Mr. Justice J. Scurfield, who passed away on November 14, 2009.
Mr. Justice Chartier received a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in 1982 from the University of Manitoba and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) in 1985 from the University of Moncton. He was admitted to the Manitoba Bar in 1986.
Mr. Justice Chartier has been Senior Counsel, Tax Litigation (1997-2010) and Senior Counsel, Civil Litigation (1990-1997) at the Department of Justice Canada. He was Counsel for the Public Trustee of Manitoba (1986-1987 and 1989-1990) and an associate with Hogue Kushnier (1987-1988). His main areas of practice are tax litigation and aboriginal tax law.
Mr. Justice Chartier was a member of the Prairie Region Law and Litigation Committee and a member of the Winnipeg Regional Office Litigation Committee at the Department of Justice (2003-2008). He was also a member of l’Association des juristes d’expression française du Manitoba. He was actively engaged in several community organizations.
This appointment is effective immediately.
Office of the Minister of Justice
Department of Justice
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