Biographical Notes

Backgrounder

Alberta

The Honourable Michelle G. Crighton

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Alberta (1984)

Professional Experience

2007 – Present
Judge of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta in Edmonton
1985 - 2007
Associate and then Partner with McLennan Ross LLP in Edmonton
1985
Admitted to the Bar of Alberta

The Honourable Jo’Anne Strekaf

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws, Queen’s University (1980)
  • Master of Laws, Cambridge University (1986)

Professional Experience

2007 – Present
Judge of the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench in Calgary
1981 – 2007
Associate and then Partner with Bennett Jones LLP in Calgary
1981
Admitted to the Bar of Alberta

Kevin P. Feehan, Q.C.

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Alberta (1978)

Professional Experience

1980 – Present
Associate and then Partner with Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP, now Dentons Canada LLP, in Edmonton
1979
Admitted to the Bar of Alberta
2007
Admitted to the Bar of the Northwest Territories

James T. Eamon, Q.C.

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Toronto (1984)
  • Master of Laws, Cambridge University (1985)
  • Mediation Skills Training Certificate Course (2013)

Professional Experience

1993 – Present
Partner with Gowling Canada (formerly Gowling Henderson Lafleur LLP) in Calgary
1987 – 1993
Associate with Code Hunter LLP
1986
Admitted to the Bar of Alberta

Jolaine Antonio

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws, Dalhousie University (1994)

Professional Experience

2008 – Present
Appellate Counsel with Alberta Justice in Calgary
2005 – 2008
Crown Counsel, Public Prosecution Service of Canada
1997 – 2002
Crown Prosecutor with Alberta Justice
1995 – 1997 and 2002 - 2005
Counsel and Crown Prosecutor with Department of Justice Canada
1995
Admitted to the Bar of Alberta
1996
Admitted to the Bar of British Columbia
1997
Admitted to the Bar of the Northwest Territories

George Fraser, Q.C.

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Alberta (1996)

Professional Experience

1998 – Present
Crown Prosecutor with Alberta Justice in Edmonton
1997
Admitted to the Bar of Alberta

Bonnie Bokenfohr

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws (with Distinction), University of Alberta (2001)

Professional Experience

2013 - Present
Interim Executive Director, Edmonton Police Commission
2010 - 2013
Associate with Field LLP in Edmonton
2006 - 2010
Director, Legal Services and Risk Management Branch, Edmonton Police Service
2004 - 2006
Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Coordinator and Legal Advisor, Edmonton Police Service
2003 - 2004
Associate with Reynolds Mirth Richards and Farmer LLP in Edmonton
2003
Admitted to the Bar of Alberta

British Columbia

Heather MacNaughton

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws (1982) and Master of Laws, York University (1988)

Professional Experience

2011 – Present
Master, Supreme Court of British Columbia in Vancouver
2010 – 2011
Heather M. MacNaughton and Associates
2000 - 2010
Chair of British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal
1995 - 2000
Chair and Vice-Chair, Ontario Human Rights Board of Inquiry and Chair and Vice-Chair of Ontario Pay Equity Hearings Tribunal
1984 – 1995
Associate and then Partner with Lang Michener Lawrence & Shaw
1984
Admitted to the Bar of Ontario
2010
Admitted to the Bar of British Columbia

Catherine Murray, Q.C.

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of British Columbia (1984)

Professional Experience

1997 – Present
Senior Crown Counsel, British Columbia Prosecution Service in Victoria
1987 – 1997
Crown Counsel, British Columbia Prosecution Service
1986 – 1987
Lawyer with Robertson Peck in Vancouver
1985 – 1986
Lawyer with Ramsay Thompson Lampman in Nanaimo
1985
Admitted to the Bar of British Columbia

Joyce M. DeWitt-Van Oosten, Q.C

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of British Columbia (1991)

Professional Experience

2012 – Present
Assistant Deputy Attorney General, Criminal Justice Branch, British Columbia Ministry of Justice in Victoria
2006 - 2012
Deputy Director, Prosecution Support, British Columbia Ministry of Justice
2001 - 2006
Crown and Appellate Counsel, British Columbia Ministry of Justice
1994 – 2001
Crown Counsel, British Columbia Ministry of Justice
1993
Admitted to the Bar of British Columbia

Manitoba

Lore M. Mirwaldt, Q.C.

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Manitoba (1983)

Professional Experience

1986 – Present
Principal with Mirwaldt & Gray in Winnipeg
2009 - Present
Adjudicator, Indian Residential Schools Resolution Canada
1984
Admitted to the Bar of Manitoba

David J. Kroft

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws, Osgoode Hall, York University (1989)

Professional Experience

1990 – Present
Lawyer with Fillmore Riley LLP in Winnipeg
1990
Admitted to the Bar of Manitoba

Candace Grammond

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Manitoba (1998)

Professional Experience

1999 – Present
Lawyer then partner with Pitblado LLP in Winnipeg
1999
Admitted to the Bar of Manitoba

Nova Scotia

The Honourable D. Timothy Gabriel

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws, Dalhousie University (1982)

Professional Experience

2010 – Present
Judge of the Provincial Court of Nova Scotia
1983 - 2010
Associate and then Partner with a general practice law firm
1982
Admitted to the Bar of Nova Scotia

Pamela J. MacKeigan, Q.C.

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws, Dalhousie University (1983)

Professional Experience

2008 – Present
Senior Solicitor, Child Protection Division, Department of Justice of Nova Scotia in Halifax
1987 – 2008
Associate and then Partner with Blois Nickerson & Bryson in Halifax
1984 – 1987
Staff Lawyer, Nova Scotia Legal Aid
1981
Admitted to the Bar of Alberta

Ann E. Smith, Q.C.

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws, Osgoode Hall, York University (1990)

Professional Experience

2002 – Present
Associate and then Partner with Burchells LLP in Halifax
1991 – 2001
Associate and then Partner with Stewart McKelvey in Halifax
1991
Admitted to the Bar of Nova Scotia

Ontario

The Honourable Gary T. Trotter

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Toronto (1985)
  • Master of Laws, Osgoode Hall, York University (1990)
  • Master of Philosophy, University of Cambridge (1991)
  • Ph.D., University of Cambridge (2000)

Professional Experience

2008 – Present
Judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Toronto
2005 - 2008
Judge of the Ontario Court of Justice
2005
Associate Dean, Queen’s University
2003 - Present
Associate Professor, Queen’s University
1988 – 2000
Crown Counsel, Ministry of the Attorney General for Ontario
1987
Admitted to the Bar of Ontario

The Honourable James R.H. Turnbull

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws, Queen’s University (1970)
  • Master of Laws, Osgoode Hall, York University (1978)

Professional Experience

2012 – Present
Regional Senior Judge of the Central South Region of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Toronto
2005 – 2012
Judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Hamilton
1974 – 2005
Associate and then Partner with Mackesy Smye in Hamilton
1973
Admitted to the Bar of Ontario

The Honourable Harrison Arrell

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Windsor (1974)

Professional Experience

2006 – Present
Judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Hamilton
1976 – 2006
Associate and then Partner with Sullivan, Festeryga, Lawlor & Arrell in Hamilton
1976
Admitted to the Bar of Ontario

Peter J. Cavanagh

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Western Ontario (1981)

Professional Experience

1988 – Present
Partner with Dentons Canada LLP and preceding firms in Toronto
1983 – 1988
Associate with Fraser & Beatty
1983
Admitted to the Bar of Ontario

Tracy Engelking

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws, Osgoode Hall, York University (1994)

Professional Experience

2000 – Present
Senior Counsel with the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa
1998 - 2000
In-house counsel with the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa
1995 - 1998
Partner with McKecknie Atnikov Scholbert & Engelking
1992 – 1995
Associate with O’Connor Lavigne & Pegg
1992
Admitted to the Bar of Ontario

Jasmine T. Akbarali

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Windsor (1995)

Professional Experience

1999 – Present
Associate then Partner with Lerners LLP in Toronto
1997 – 1999
Associate with Stikeman Elliott
1997
Admitted to the Bar of Ontario

Joseph Di Luca

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Toronto (1996)
  • Master of Laws, Osgoode Hall, York University (2003)

Professional Experience

1998 – Present
Partner with Di Luca Dann LLP, and preceding firms, in Toronto
1998
Admitted to the Bar of Ontario

Lene Madsen

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws (2002) and Master of Laws, Osgoode Hall, York University (2012)
  • Master of Environmental Studies, York University (2000)

Professional Experience

2007 - Present
Principal Mediator with Bluewater Mediation in London
2003 - 2007
Associate with Epstein Cole LLP
2003
Admitted to the Bar of Ontario

Québec

The Honourable Patrick Healy

Education

  • Received a Bachelor of Civil Laws, McGill University
  • Received a Master of Laws, University of Toronto

Professional Experience

2007 – Present
Judge of the Court of Québec in Montréal
1989 - 2007
Professor of Law, McGill University
1999 - 2007
Counsel with Shadley Battista in Montreal
1983
Admitted to the Barreau du Québec

Tax Court of Canada

Bruce Russell, Q.C.

Education

  • Juris Doctor, University of Toronto (1979)

Professional Experience

2001 – Present
Partner with McInnes Cooper in Halifax
1999 - 2001
Associate with McInnes Cooper
1982 - 1999
Counsel with the Department of Justice Canada
1979 – 1982
Associate with Burchell MacDougall & Gruchy in Truro
1979
Admitted to the Bar of Nova Scotia
1984
Admitted to the Bar of Ontario

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