Justice Catherine M. Kane has been appointed a judge of the Federal Court effective immediately replacing Justice Simpson who elected to become a supernumerary judge. Justice Kane was a lawyer with the Department of Justice Canada in Ottawa practicing in the area of criminal law.
The announcement from the Attorney General’s office, also notes that Madam Justice Kane received a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Ottawa in 1980 and was admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 1982.
Also today, judicial appointments were made in New Brunswick, Ontario, and Saskatchewan. In Ontario, Michael H. Tulloch a judge of the Superior Court was appointed to the Court of Appeal and Edward M. Morgan a professor from the University of Toronto was appointed to the Superior Court. In New Brunswick, Tracey T. DeWare, a lawyer with Stewart McKelvey was appointed to the Court of Queen’s Bench. In Saskatchewan, Neil Turcotte, a lawyer with MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman LLP was appointed to the Court of Queen’s Bench.