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Ottawa appoints 13 deputy judges to Northwest Territories, Yukon, Nunavut courts

Thursday, December 20, 2018 @ 12:33 PM | By John Chunn


The federal Department of Justice on Dec. 20 announced the appointments of 13 deputy judges.

Appointments for the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories:

  • Justice Gregory M. Mulligan, Superior Court of Justice of Ontario
  • Justice Brian J. Scherman, Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan
  • Justice John S. Little, Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta

Appointments for the Supreme Court of Yukon:

  • Justice Eric F. Macklin, Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta
  • Justice Anne C. Trousdale, Superior Court of Justice of Ontario
  • Justice Frederick P. Ferguson, Court of Queen’s Bench of New Brunswick
  • Justice Patrice Abrioux, Supreme Court of British Columbia

Appointments for the Nunavut Court of Justice:

  • Justice M. Deborah Gass, Supreme Court of Nova Scotia (Retired)
  • Justice Gary W. Tranmer, Superior Court of Justice of Ontario
  • Justice Leonard Ricchetti, Superior Court of Justice of Ontario
  • Justice Paul R. Jeffrey, Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta
  • Justice Kevin B. Phillips, Superior Court of Justice of Ontario
  • Justice Kirk W. Munroe, Superior Court of Justice of Ontario

“The appointment of deputy judges enriches our justice system on many levels,” said Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould in a press release. “It allows the superior courts in the Territories to draw upon the talents and expertise of a roster of experienced judges. By the same token, it exposes judges from across Canada to the unique challenges and rewards of delivering justice in the Territories.”