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Ottawa appoints new prothonotary to Federal Court

Friday, November 23, 2018 @ 2:26 PM | By John Chunn


The federal Department of Justice announced on Nov. 22 that Sylvie M. Molgat, a lawyer with Dubuc Osland, is appointed a prothonotary of the Federal Court in Ottawa. She fills a new prothonotary position funded under Budget 2018.

Born in Saint Boniface, Man., Molgat obtained a B.A. from the University of Winnipeg and completed her law degree at l’Université de Moncton.

After settling in Ottawa, Molgat articled and began her practice with Beament Green. In 1998, she joined the law firm of Dubuc Osland, where her civil litigation practice became focused on Indigenous, employment and administrative law, as well as commercial litigation. In her last 20 years of practice, she was honoured to have had the opportunity to represent First Nations in Alberta and Inuit birthright corporations and municipalities in Nunavut.

Molgat was called to the Ontario bar in 1993, the Alberta bar in 2002, and the Nunavut bar in 2009. During her years of practice, she appeared before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, the Nunavut Court of Justice, the Nunavut Court of Appeal, the Tax Court of Canada, the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal, as well as various federal and territorial administrative boards and tribunals.

Fluently bilingual, Molgat is proud of her franco-Manitoban roots.