Vic Toews appointed to the Court of Queen's Bench

Posted on March 12, 2014


OTTAWA, March 7, 2014 –  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  appointment:

The Honourable Victor E. Toews is appointed a judge of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Manitoba to  replace Mr. Justice D.P. Bryk, who elected to become a supernumerary judge as  of February 16, 2014.

Mr. Justice  Toews received a Bachelor of Laws from Robson Hall, University of Manitoba, in  1976 and was admitted to the Bar of Manitoba in 1977.  He received an Honorary Doctorate from the  University of Winnipeg in 2011.

Mr. Justice  Toews was a Member of Parliament for twelve years and also served as a member of  the Manitoba Legislative Assembly for almost five years.  He served as Minister of Public Safety of  Canada (2010-2013), President of the Treasury Board of Canada (2007-2010),  Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada (2006-2007), Justice Critic for  the Official Opposition (2000-2006), Attorney General and Minister of Justice,  Manitoba (1997-1999), and Minister of Labour of Manitoba (1995-1997).

Mr. Justice  Toews also served as Director of Constitutional Law (1987-1991) and Crown  Counsel for Criminal Prosecutions (1977-1979), Manitoba Department of Justice. In  addition to this, he served as in-house counsel to the Great West Life  Assurance Company in from 1991 to 1995 and again in 1999. His main areas of  practice were criminal law, constitutional law, administrative law, and employment  and labour law.

Mr. Justice  Toews was an instructor at the Labour Studies Branch of the Department of  Economics at the University of Manitoba (1988-1995) and has delivered numerous  lectures and speeches to various organizations on legal and parliamentary  matters.

This appointment  is effective immediately.


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