OTTAWAON , September 2, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – The Honorable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canadatoday released the following statement regarding the retirement of the Honorable Michael Moldaver, Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.
“I would like to take a moment to express my gratitude, on behalf of all Canadians, to the Department of Justice Michel Moldovan for his service to the Supreme Court of Canada. His contributions to criminal law are enormous, and his wisdom and collegiality have enlivened the Court for almost eleven years. His active role in the legal community, both on the bench and as a member of the bar, has had a lasting influence on his peers.
“The impact he had on from Canada The legal system goes too far to capture here, but I want to underscore its deep commitment to justice and fairness and to a justice system that the public can understand and trust.
“In short, his contributions to the Supreme Court, to our jurisprudence and to our justice system have been monumental. It is with deep gratitude that I thank Judge Moldaver for his services and I wish him the best in his future endeavours.”
Judge Moldaver was called to the Ontario bar in 1973 and practiced criminal and civil litigation until his appointment to the bench in 1990. He was appointed to the Court of Appeal for Ontario in 1995 and to the Supreme Court of Canada in 2011.
Judge Moldaver was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1985.
While in practice, Judge Moldaver served as director of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association, director of the Advocates’ Society and co-chair of the University of Toronto Academic tribunal, disciplinary sub-section.
He has acted as a speaker and instructor in numerous continuing education programs for the judiciary and the legal profession, participating in educational programs sponsored by the National Judicial Institute and the Canadian Institute of justice, teaching criminal law to newly appointed judges. from the other side Canadaand a lecturer in the continuing education programs of the Ontario Crown Attorneys’ Association, the Criminal Lawyers’ Association and the Ontario Bar Association.
SOURCE Department of Justice Canada
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