June 17, 2016 14:43 ET
OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - June 17, 2016) - Department of Justice Canada
The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment:
The Honourable Éric Downs, a judge of the Court of Québec in Montréal, is appointed a judge of the Superior Court of Québec, district of Montréal, to replace Mr. Justice M. Delorme, who resigned effective December 7, 2015.
This appointment is effective immediately.
"We know that our country is stronger, and our judicial system more effective, when our judges reflect Canada's diversity. As promised, we have filled the urgent judicial vacancies by drawing on a list of recommended candidates who are of the highest calibre and who are as diverse as Canada. I have every confidence in the judgment of these appointees and in their commitment - and ability - to deliver just outcomes for Canadians. Moving forward, we will continue to search for ways to strengthen the judicial appointment process so that it is even more open, transparent, and merit-based."
The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
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