The Government of Canada announces judicial appointments in the province of British Columbia

News Release

October 20, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Justice Canada

The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointments:

Heather MacNaughton, a Master of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Vancouver, is appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Vancouver to replace Madam Justice G.M. Dickson, who was elevated to the Court of Appeal on July 28, 2015.

Catherine Murray, Q.C., a Crown Counsel with British Columbia Prosecution Service in Victoria, is appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Vancouver to replace Mr. Justice G.J. Fitch, who was elevated to the Court of Appeal effective September 1, 2015.

Joyce M. DeWitt-Van Oosten, Q.C., an Assistant Deputy Attorney General with the Ministry of Justice in Victoria, is appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Vancouver to replace Madam Justice B.J. Brown, who was transferred by the Chief Justice effective September 11, 2015.

These appointments are effective immediately.

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