New Judge appointed to the Court of Appeal

Posted on February 14, 2014

OTTAWA, October 2, 2013 – The  Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice  and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointments:

The Honourable  Christopher J. Mainella, is appointed a judge of the Court of Appeal for Manitoba, to replace Mr. Justice M.A.  Monnin, who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of July 1, 2013.

Mr. Justice Mainella was appointed a judge of  Her Majesty’s Court of Queen’s Bench of Manitoba  in 2012. Prior to his appointment, he had been counsel for the Public  Prosecution Service of Canada since 1995. His main areas of practice were  criminal law, constitutional law, and extradition.

Mr. Justice Mainella received a Bachelor of  Arts in 1990 from McGill University, a Master of Arts from the University of  Western Ontario in 1993, and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Manitoba  in 1994. He received a Master of Laws from the University of London, England,  in 2003. He was admitted to the Bar of Manitoba in 1995.

Mr. Justice Mainella was a Moot Court judge  for the Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba, for several years and a faculty  member of the Law Society of Manitoba Intensive Advocacy Program. He was  involved in numerous community organizations.


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