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New associate chief justice named to Manitoba Court of Queens Bench

Thursday, May 14, 2020 @ 2:29 PM | By John Chunn


The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on May 14 announced that Gwen B. Hatch has been appointed as the new associate chief justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench for Manitoba (Family Division).

Associate Chief Justice Hatch replaces Justice Marianne Rivoalen, who was appointed to the Federal Court of Appeal on Sept. 20, 2018.

“I wish the Honourable Gwen B. Hatch continued success in her new role. ... Justice Hatch brings almost 40 years of experience in family law, wills and estates litigation, including nearly seven as a judge on the province’s superior court. I trust that she will serve Manitobans well,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a press release from the PMO.

Justice Hatch was appointed to the Court of Queen’s Bench for Manitoba (Family Division) on June 6, 2013.

The Court of Queen’s Bench for Manitoba deals with the most serious criminal trials and civil claims adjudicated in the province. The court’s specialized Family Division hears cases exclusively in the area of family law and child protection.