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About the Court of Appeal

General Description

The Court of Appeal is the senior and final court in the province of Manitoba. The Chief Justice of Manitoba heads the Court which is composed of a total of 12 judges. The Judges are federally appointed pursuant to the Judges Act. The Court normally sits in panels comprised of three judges which constitute a quorum but occasionally, on matters of great importance will sit with a panel of five judges. The Court hears appeals from the Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench and the Provincial Court of Manitoba. In addition, the Court of Appeal hears, in limited circumstances and as mandated by statute, appeals from professional bodies and some government boards and tribunals, usually when a point of law or jurisdiction is involved. The Court of Appeal sits in Winnipeg.

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Judges

JudgesDate of Appointment
The Honourable Mr. Chief Justice
Richard J.F. Chartier
  • Appointed Chief Justice of Manitoba on March 7, 2013
  • Appointed a Judge of the Court of Appeal on November 22, 2006
  • Appointed a Judge of the Provincial Court on August 16, 1993
The Honourable Mr. Justice
Michel A. Monnin
  • Elected supernumerary* status on July 1, 2013
  • Appointed a Judge of the Court of Appeal on July 26, 1995 (effective August 3, 1995)
  • Appointed a Judge of the Court of Queen's Bench on March 23, 1984
The Honourable Madam Justice 
Freda M. Steel
  • Elected supernumerary* status on May 1, 2014
  • Appointed a Judge of the Court of Appeal on February 28, 2000 
  • Appointed a Judge of the Court of Queen's Bench on October 3, 1995
The Honourable Madam Justice 
Barbara M. Hamilton
  • Elected supernumerary* status on January 1, 2014
  • Appointed a Judge of the Court of Appeal on July 16, 2002 
  • Appointed a Judge of the Court of Queen's Bench on July 26, 1995
The Honourable Mr. Justice 
Alan D. MacInnes
  • Elected supernumerary* status on December 31, 2010
  • Appointed a Judge of the Court of Appeal on June 22, 2007
  • Appointed a Judge of the Court of Queen's Bench on November 27, 1992
The Honourable Madam Justice 
Holly C. Beard
  • Appointed a Judge of the Court of Appeal on September 9, 2009
  • Appointed a Judge of the Court of Queen's Bench on November 27, 1992
The Honourable Mr. Justice 
Marc M. Monnin
  • Elected supernumerary* status on September 1, 2016
  • Appointed a Judge of the Court of Appeal on February 3, 2011
  • Appointed Chief Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench on March 26, 2003
  • Appointed a Judge of the Court of Queen's Bench on August 27, 1997
The Honourable Madam Justice
Diana M. Cameron
  • Appointed a Judge of the Court of Appeal on November 2, 2012
  • Appointed a Judge of the Court of Queen’s Bench on February 3, 2011
The Honourable Mr. Justice
William J. Burnett
  • Appointed a Judge of the Court of Appeal on March 7, 2013
  • Appointed Associate Chief Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench (General Division) on February 3, 2011
  • Appointed a Judge of the Court of Queen’s Bench on September 9, 2009
The Honourable Mr. Justice
Christopher J. Mainella
  •  Appointed a Judge of the Court of Appeal on October 1, 2013
  • Appointed a Judge of the Court of Queen’s Bench on October 4, 2012
The Honourable Madam Justice
Jennifer A. Pfuetzner
  • Appointed a Judge of the Court of Appeal on June 19, 2015
  •  Appointed a Judge of the Court of Queen's Bench on October 9, 2014
The Honourable Madam Justice
Janice leMaistre
  • Appointed a Judge of the Court of Appeal on June 19, 2015
  • Appointed Associate Chief Judge of the Provincial Court from September 9, 2009 to June 18, 2015
  • Appointed a Judge of the Provincial Court on November 22, 2006

* Under the federal Judges Act, federally appointed judges may, after being in judicial office for at least 15 years and whose combined age and number of years of judicial service is not less than 80 or after the age of 70 years and at least 10 years judicial service, elect to give up their regular judicial duties and hold judicial office as a supernumerary judge.

Information on this page last updated on September 1, 2016