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May 12, 2017

Government of Canada announces judicial appointment in the province of British Columbia


From Department of Justice Canada:

The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment under the new judicial application process announced on October 20, 2016. The new process emphasizes transparency, merit, and diversity, and will continue to ensure the appointment of jurists who meet the highest standards of excellence and integrity. 

W. Paul Riley, Q.C., Senior General Counsel with the Public Prosecution Service of Canada, is appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Vancouver. He replaces Madam Justice C.J. Ross, who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective April 1, 2016.

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