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Ontario judge appointed as part-time member of Specific Claims Tribunal

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 @ 3:34 PM | By John Chunn

The federal Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Justice Todd Ducharme of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario is appointed as a part-time member of the Specific Claims Tribunal for a term of five years. This appointment is effective immediately.

According to the DOJ press release, Justice Ducharme has a BA from McGill University, an MA from Yale University, an LL.B. from the University of Toronto and an LL.M. from Yale Law School.

Justice Ducharme was appointed to the Superior Court of Justice in Ontario in May 2004 and sits in Toronto. He has since been appointed a deputy judge of the Supreme Court of the Northwest Territories, the Supreme Court of Yukon and the Nunavut Court of Justice. With the Superior Court of Justice, he has worked primarily on the Criminal Law and Divisional Court teams. Prior to his appointment as a judge, he was a criminal lawyer doing primarily defence work. He also worked as a standing agent for the Attorney General of Canada, conducting prosecutions under various federal statutes, and was as well the first clinic director of Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto.

A proud Métis, Justice Ducharme was active in Toronto’s Indigenous community and was a member of the boards of Native Child and Family Services and Anishnawbe Health Toronto. He served as a bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada for six years and was active in numerous other professional organizations