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 appointments:
The Honourable Lois B. Roberts, a judge of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in Toronto, is appointed a judge of the Court of Appeal for Ontario to replace Mr. Justice G.R. Strathy, who was appointed Chief Justice on June 13, 2014.
Madam Justice Roberts was appointed to the Superior Court of Justice in 2008. Prior to her appointment, she was a lawyer with Genest Murray LLP since 1988 and a partner since 2004. She was a lawyer with Cassels, Brock & Blackwell LLP from 1987 to 1988, practising commercial litigation, employment law, and human rights law.
Madam Justice Roberts received a Bachelor of Laws degree in 1985, a Master of Arts in French literature and language in 1983, and a Bachelor of Arts in French literature and language in 1981, all from the University of Toronto.
The Honourable Kenneth G. Hood, a lawyer with Schneider Ruggiero LLP in Toronto, is appointed a judge of the Superior Court of Justice to replace Madam Justice L.B. Roberts, who was elevated to the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
Mr. Justice Hood received a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from McMaster University in 1977 and a Bachelor of Laws from Queen's University in 1980. He was admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 1982. He was designated as a Certified Specialist in Civil Litigation by the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Mr. Justice Hood was counsel with Schneider Ruggiero LLP since 2010. Prior to that, he was counsel with the firm of Lawrence Lawrence Stevenson LLP in Brampton from 2004 to 2010 and with Glaholt LLP in Toronto from 1999 to 2003. He was a partner with Dingwall McLaughlin in Toronto from 1994 to 1999, and an associate and partner with Woolley Dale & Dingwall (later changed to Dale and Dingwall) in Toronto from 1982 to 1994.
Mr. Justice Hood was a director of the Advocates' Society, a past member of the Ontario Bar Association Executive of the Civil Litigation Section, and a past member of the Board of Directors of the Trillium Health Centre Foundation.
These appointments are effective immediately.
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