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Ottawa appoints one judge to Ontario Superior Court, promotes another

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 @ 1:58 PM | By John Chunn


The federal Department of Justice (DOJ) on March 16 announced the appointment of two judges in the province of Ontario.

Calum U.C. MacLeod, a judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario, is appointed regional senior judge of the Superior Court of Justice  for the East Region. Justice MacLeod replaces Justice James E. McNamara (Ottawa), who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective Dec. 30, 2019.

Jill C. Cameron, deputy Crown attorney at the Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario in Toronto, is appointed a judge of the Superior Court of Justice. Justice Cameron replaces Justice Anne M. Mullins (Newmarket), who resigned effective July 23, 2019.

Justice MacLeod was born in Glasgow. He received a BA from Queen’s University in 1977 and a bachelor of laws from Queen’s in 1980. He was admitted to the bar of Ontario in 1983.

In 2016, Justice MacLeod was appointed as a judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario. He had previously served as a case management master of the Superior Court of Justice from 1998 to 2016. Before that, he was an associate with Zwicker, Evans & Lewis, Barristers and Solicitors, in Barrie from 1997 to 1998 and a mediator and arbitrator with MacLeod Dispute Resolution in Barrie from 1995 to 1998.

Justice Cameron obtained a BA from McGill University in 1994 and an LL.B. from Western University in 1998. She was admitted to the bar of Ontario in 2000.

Justice Cameron began her career as an associate in the litigation department at Fasken Campbell Godfrey. For the last 20 years, she has worked for the Ministry of the Attorney General as Crown counsel prosecuting Criminal Code offences. Her work has focused primarily on complex cases, including many homicide prosecutions. In 2018, Justice Cameron was named general counsel in recognition of her prosecutorial ability, leadership and contribution to education.

For the past several years, Justice Cameron has been a member of the Ontario Criminal Conviction Review Committee, a group that reviews cases for potential wrongful convictions. She has been actively involved in mentorship and education, including as a director of the Ontario Crown Attorney’s Association Homicide Course since 2016. In 2018, Justice Cameron was given the Frank M. Hoffmann award, the highest honour the Ontario Crown Attorney’s Association can bestow on one of its members.