May 5, 2015 – Ottawa, ON – Department of Justice.
The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment:
The Honourable Marie-Claude Blais, Q.C., a lawyer with McInnes Cooper in Moncton, is appointed a judge of the Court of Queen's Bench of New Brunswick, Trial Division, to replace Mr. Justice P.S. Glennie (Saint John), who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of April 22, 2014.
Madam Justice Blais received a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sherbrooke in 1992 and a Bachelor of Laws (Common Law in French) from the University of Moncton in 1997. She was admitted to the Bar of Quebec in 1995 and the Bar of New Brunswick in 1998. She was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2010.
Madam Justice Blais served as counsel with McInnes Cooper since 2014. Prior to that, she had been Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development for the province of New Brunswick. She was also the first woman to serve as Attorney General and Minister of Justice and Consumer Affairs for New Brunswick. She was also a lawyer with LeBlanc Maillet, where she practised corporate and business law, family law and real estate law. She is past president of the Select Committee on the Revision of the New Brunswick Official Languages Act.
This appointment is effective immediately.
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