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Giroux named commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs

Tuesday, July 04, 2017 @ 5:25 PM | By Paula Kulig

Marc Giroux has been appointed the commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs. The appointment was announced on June 27 by Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould.

Giroux received his law degree from the University of Ottawa in 1992 and was called to the Ontario bar in 1994. He worked at the Office of Federal Judicial Affairs for the past 12 years, holding the positions of both deputy commissioner and interim commissioner. He is fluently bilingual in both English and French.

The Office of the Commissioner for Federal Judicial Affairs was created in 1978 to safeguard the independence of the judiciary and put federally appointed judges at arm’s length from the Department of Justice.

Giroux’s appointment followed a rigorous selection process partially set out in the Judges Act, as well as the government’s new open, transparent and merit-based approach to governor-in-council appointments.