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Criminal law specialists named as judges in Ontario

Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 1:21 PM | By Carolyn Gruske

As of April 25, 2018, there will be three new judges on the Ontario Court of Justice.

Kevin Kells McCallum has been a sole practitioner specializing in criminal law and an agent for the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (PPSC), where he prosecuted Controlled Drugs and Substance Act matters in Halton Region. He also served as a local defence counsel representative for the Brampton Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee, Alternative Resolution Court Committee and Daily Case Management Court.

Justice McCallum will preside in Brampton, Ont.

John North has served as a PPSC and a Department of Justice (Canada) Crown counsel. In 2002, he was promoted to senior Crown. He has been a member of the PPSC’s national prosecution policy committee, which serves as a decision-making body on matters that affect the PPSC nationally, and on the PPSC Ontario regional office appeals committee, which reviews and makes recommendations on all proposed appeals by the PPSC in Ontario.

Justice North will preside in Toronto.

Glen Scott Donald who is part of the London, Ont.-based firm Seabrook, Epstein, Miller & Trudell, has a practice that focuses on criminal law and in acting as counsel for police associations. He is known for giving presentations about the impact of policing and policing’s relationship with the justice sector.

Justice Donald will preside in St. Thomas, Ont.