Ottawa, Ontario - 6 February 2015
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the following appointments:
The Honourable Lucie Lamarre, a judge of the Tax Court of Canada since 1993, has been appointed Associate Chief Justice of the Tax Court of Canada. Previously, she joined the federal Department of Justice as Counsel in 1984. Madam Justice Lamarre replaces the Honourable Eugene Rossiter, who was appointed Chief Justice of the Tax Court of Canada on December 11, 2014.
The Honourable B. Richard Bell has been 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. Previously, he was appointed a judge of the Court of Appeal of New Brunswick in 2007, and a judge of the Court of Queen’s Bench of New Brunswick, Trial Division, in 2006. Mr. Justice Bell replaces the Honourable E.P. Blanchard, who passed away on June 27, 2014.