4 February 2011
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the following appointments:
The Honourable Glenn D. Joyal
, Associate Chief Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Manitoba, as Chief Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Manitoba. He replaces the Honourable Justice Marc M. Monnin who was appointed to the Court of Appeal of Manitoba.
Mr. Justice Joyal received a bachelor of laws in 1986 from McGill University, a master of arts from the University of Manitoba in 1992, and attended Oxford University from 1994 to 1996. He was called to the Bar of Manitoba in 1987.
Mr. Justice Joyal was appointed Associate Chief Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench in January 2009 and a Judge of Her Majesty’s Court of Queen’s Bench for Manitoba in 2007. He was appointed a judge of the Provincial Court of Manitoba in 1998. Prior to his appointment, he was a Crown attorney at Manitoba Justice, a federal Crown counsel at Justice Canada and an associate with Wolch, Pinx, Tapper, Scurfield in Winnipeg. His main areas of practice were criminal law, constitutional law and civil litigation.
Mr. Justice Joyal is a member of the Canadian Judicial Council and various subcommittees. He has been Chair of the Board of Directors of St. Mary’s Academy and is a member of l’Association des juristes d’expression française du Manitoba.
The Honourable William J. Burnett
, a judge of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Manitoba, as Associate Chief Justice of Court of Queen’s Bench of Manitoba, to replace Mr. Justice D. Joyal who was appointed Chief Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench.
Mr. Justice Burnett attended the Faculty of Administrative from 1972 to 1974 and received a bachelor of laws in 1977 from the University of Manitoba. He was admitted to the Bar of Manitoba in 1978.
Mr. Justice Burnett was appointed a judge of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Manitoba in September 2009. Prior to his appointment, he was a partner with Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP in Winnipeg. His main area of practice was civil litigation.
Mr. Justice Burnett was a member of the Law Society of Manitoba, the Manitoba Bar Association and the Canadian Bar Association. He was actively involved in numerous community organizations including Agape Table, Western Canada Aviation Museum, Winnipeg RH Institute Foundation, Associates of Asper School of Business, Oak Hammock March Centre Inc., Jazz Capital Campaign, G.N. Andison Foundation, Balmoral Hall School and the United Way of Winnipeg.
These appointments take effect immediately.