Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Citizenship and Immigration Canada

December 18, 2007 11:00 ET

Minister Finley Announces Citizenship Judge Appointment

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 18, 2007) - The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, today announced the appointment of W. Russell Monteith as a citizenship judge in London, Ontario, for a three-year part time term.

Judge Monteith is a lawyer and the sole practitioner in his own law firm. From 1997 to 2006, he was elected to the City of London Board of Control and served as Deputy Mayor and Budget Chair. He has served on many municipal boards and committees such as the Affordable Housing Task Force, the London Transit Commission and the Community and Protective Services Standing Committee. He has also been an active member of his community through involvement in many different boards and organizations such as the Children's Aid Society of London and the Rotary Club of London West.

Citizenship judges are responsible for making decisions with regard to citizenship applications, presiding over citizenship ceremonies and administering the oath of citizenship to new citizens.

Contact Information

  • Tim Vail
    Press Secretary
    Minister's Office
    Citizenship and Immigration Canada