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Quebec judge appointed to Court of Appeal

Friday, February 01, 2019 @ 11:57 AM | By John Chunn

The federal Department of Justice on Jan. 31 announced the following judicial appointment for the province of Quebec:

Stéphane Sansfaçon, a judge of the Superior Court, is appointed a judge of the Court of Appeal in Montreal. He replaces Justice Marie St-Pierre, who elected to retire effective Dec. 1, 2018.

Justice Sansfaçon was appointed a judge of the Superior Court for the District of Montreal on March 3, 2011.

Born in Saint-Jérôme, Que., Justice Sansfaçon’s university studies took him first to Vancouver, where he earned a B.A. in economics at Simon Fraser University, and then to the Université de Montréal for his law degree.

Prior to his judicial appointment, Justice Sansfaçon was a partner at Rochon Prévost Auclair Fortin D’Aoust (today known as PFD Lawyers), practising mainly in the fields of administrative law, including municipal and environmental law, and civil law. He was called to the Barreau du Québec in 1985 and was a member of the Canadian Bar Association.

Justice Sansfaçon has written a number of specialized articles including an article for lawyers and municipal officials on writing municipal bylaws. Over the years, he has also given numerous lectures for the Barreau du Québec and other organizations in his fields of expertise, as well as on the timelines for contesting municipal bylaws, indirect taxation, contract adjudication, vague or discriminatory regulations, agreements related to municipal works, mixed enterprises and vested rights.

Most recently, he was a guest lecturer for the Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice as part of the Advanced Judicial Seminar on Administrative Law held at the University of Ottawa.