Chief Justice Pierre Blais of the Federal Court of Appeal is retiring in June. He was appointed to the Federal Court in 1998 and to the Federal Court of Appeal in 2008. He has been the Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Appeal since 2009.
His contribution to the Federal Court and to intellectual property in Canada will be honoured at the 25th annual Judges Dinner to held by the CBA National IP Section on June 12, 2014 in Ottawa. His retirement is effective as of June 23, 2014.