British Columbia Court of Appeal (Historical)

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Past Justices

See also: British Columbia Court of Appeal

From 1995

Name Duration Nominated By Prior Position Other Details
Mary Victoria M. Newbury 1995 to ? Published criminal decisions
Bryan Williams 1995 to 1996 Published criminal decisions
Carol Mahood Huddart [1] March 20, 1996 to 2011 Chrétien BC Supreme Court (1987 to 1996)
County Court (1981 to 1987)
Bickler, Fast, Brown, Smith & Huddart (1975 to 1981)
Called to bar (1975)
Published criminal decisions
Thomas Reid Braidwood [2] 1996 to 2005 Braidwood, MacKenzie
Call to bar (1957)
Published criminal decisions
Kenneth C. Mackenzie [3] June 25, 1998 to 2011 Guild, Yule & Company
Called to bar (1963)
Published criminal decisions
Bryan Williams [4] 1995 to 1996 Published criminal decisions
John Edward Hall [5] 1996 to 2014 Supreme Court (1991 to 1996)
Dumoulin, Black
Called to bar (1964)
Published criminal decisions
Carol Mahood Huddart 1996 to ? Published criminal decisions
Joyhn Edward Hall 1996 to ? Published criminal decisions
Kenneth Charles Mackenzie 1998 to ? Published criminal decisions
Mary Saunders 1999 to ? Published criminal decisions
Richard "Dick" Thomas Albert Low [6] 2000 Supreme court (1990 to 2000)
County Court (1977 to 1990)
Private practice
Called to bar (1965)
Published criminal decisions
Risa Gropper Levine [7] 2001 to 2014 Supreme Court (1995 to 2001)
Called to bar (1978)
Published criminal decisions
Kenneth James Smith [8] 2001 to 2012 Supreme Court (1993 to 2001)
Called to bar (1966)
Published criminal decisions
Alan Douglas Thackray 2001 to 2007 Published criminal decisions
Wallace Taroo Oppal [9] 2003 to 2005 Published criminal decisions
Peter Donovan Lowry [10] June 30, 2003 - 2018 Chretien Supreme Court (1991 to 2003)
Campney & Murphy
Called to bar (1971)
Published criminal decisions
Pamela Kirkpatrick 2005 Published criminal decisions
Edward Charles Chiasson 2006 to 2015 Published criminal decisions
S. David Frankel 2007 Published criminal decisions
Robert J. Bauman 2008 Published criminal decisions
Kathryn E. Neilson May 9, 2008 to 2016 Harper (BCCA) Supreme Court Published criminal decisions
Daphne Marguerite Smith 2008 Published criminal decisions
Harvey M. Groberman 2008 Published criminal decisions
Elizabeth A. Bennett 2009 Published criminal decisions
Nicole J. Garson 2009 to ? Published criminal decisions
Christopher E. Hinkson [11] 2010 to 2013 Supreme Court (2009 to 2010)
Called to bar (1975)
Published criminal decisions

Before 1995

Name Duration Nominated By Other details
James Alexander MacDonald 1909 to 1939
1909 to 1929 (CJ of BCCA)
1929 to 1939 (CJBC)
Published criminal decisions
Paulus Aelilius Irving 1909 to 1916 Published criminal decisions
Archer Evans Stringer Martin 1909 to 1940
1937 to 1940 (CJBC)
Published criminal decisions
William Alfred Galliher 1909 to 1933 Published criminal decisions
Albert Edward McPhillips 1913 to 1938 Published criminal decisions
David MacEwan Eberts 1917 to 1924 Published criminal decisions
Malcolm Archibald Macdonald 1924 to 1941
1940 to 1941 (CJBC)
Published criminal decisions
William Garland Ernest McQuarrie 1933 to 1943 Published criminal decisions
Gordon McGregor Sloan 1937 to 1957
1944 to 1957 (CJBC)
Published criminal decisions
Cornelius Hawkins O'Halloran 1938 to 1963 Published criminal decisions
David Alexander Macdonald 1940 to 1944
1942 to 1944 (CJBC)
Published criminal decisions
Alexander Ingram Fisher 1942 to 1943 Published criminal decisions
Harold Bruce Robertson 1943 to 1955 Published criminal decisions
Henry Irvine Bird 1944 to 1967
1964 to 1967 (CJBC)
Published criminal decisions
Sidney Alexander Smith 1944 to 1960 Published criminal decisions
James Moses Coady 1955 to 1961 Published criminal decisions
Frederick Anderson Sheppard 1955 to 1965 Published criminal decisions
Alexander Campbell DesBrisay 1958 to 1963 (CJBC) Published criminal decisions
Thomas Grantham Norris 1961 to 1968 Published criminal decisions
John Owen "Jack" Wilson 1962 to 1963 Published criminal decisions
Sherwood Lett 1963 to 1964 (CJBC) Published criminal decisions
Arthur Lord 1963 to 1968 Published criminal decisions
Norman William Whittaker 1963-64 Published criminal decisions
Harry joseph Sullivan 1964-65 Published criminal decisions
Ernest Bolton Bull 1964-82 Published criminal decisions
Hugh Alan MacLean 1964-78 Published criminal decisions
Meredith Milner "Med" McFarlane 1965-83 Published criminal decisions
Angelo Ernest Branca 1966-78 Published criminal decisions
Alexander Bruce Robertson 1967-79 Published criminal decisions
Nathaniel Theodore "Sonny" Nemetz 1968-73
1979-88 (CJBC)
Published criminal decisions
John David Taggart 1968-94 Published criminal decisions
John Lauchlan Farris 1973-78 (CJBC) Published criminal decisions
Alexander Brian Beatty Carrothers 1973-98 Published criminal decisions
William Rogers McIntyre 1973-78 Published criminal decisions
Peter Donald Seaton 1973-93 Published criminal decisions
William Alastair "Bill" Craig 1977-90 Published criminal decisions
Ernest Edward "Ted" Hinkson 1977-96 Published criminal decisions
John Somerset Aikins 1978-89 Published criminal decisions
John Douglas Lambert 1978-2005 Published criminal decisions
James "Jim" A. Macdonald 1979-92 Published criminal decisions
Richard Philip Anderson 1980-92 Published criminal decisions
Henry Ernest Hutcheon 1980 to 1995 Published criminal decisions
Alan Brock Macfarlane 1982-1995 Published criminal decisions
William Arthur Esson [12] (1983-1989) (1996-2005) (Chief Justice, Supreme Court 1989-1996) Chretien Bull, Housser & Tupper
Called to bar (1958)
Published criminal decisions
Beverley Marion McLachlin 1985-1988 Brian Mulroney Appointed to SCC 1989-2000
appointed Chief Justice of Canada (2000–2017)
Published criminal decisions
Ronald Ian Cheffins [13] [14] 1985-1987 Published criminal decisions
William J. "Bae" Wallace 1985-983 Published criminal decisions
Charles Conrad Locke 1987-82 Published criminal decisions
Allan McEachern 1988 to 2001 (CJBC) Published criminal decisions
Samuel Martin Toy 1988-93 Published criminal decisions
Mary Frances Southin 1988-2006 Published criminal decisions
Patricia Matilda Proudfoot 1988-2002 Published criminal decisions
Patricia M. Proudfoot 1989-2002 Published criminal decisions
Hugh Percival Legg 1989 to 1997 Published criminal decisions
Josiah Wood 1989-1996 Published criminal decisions
Martin Rapson Taylor 1989-95 Published criminal decisions
George Stweart Cumming 1989-2001 Published criminal decisions
Reginald John Gibbs 1989-98 Published criminal decisions
David Bertram Hinds 1990 to 1999 Published criminal decisions
Harold Archeson Hollinrake 1990 to 2005 Published criminal decisions
David Michael Mills Goldie 1991 to 1999 Published criminal decisions
M. Anne Rowles 1991-2011 Published criminal decisions
Jo-Ann E. Prowse 1992-2013 Published criminal decisions
Lance Sidney George Finch 1993 to 2001
2001 to 2013 (CJBC)
Published criminal decisions
Catherine Anne Ryan 1994-2013 Published criminal decisions
Ian T. Donald 1994 - 2017 Published criminal decisions

Chief Justices

Name Duration
Robert J. Bauman (13th Chief Justice) 2013–present
Lance Finch 2001–2013
Allan McEachern 1988–2001
Nathaniel Nemetz 1979–1988
John Lauchlan Farris 1973–1978
Herbert william Davey 1954 to 1973 (Judge)
1967–1972 (CJ)
Henry Bird 1964–1967
Sherwood Lett 1963–1964
Campbell DesBrisay 1958–1963
Gordon McGregor Sloan 1944–1957
Malcolm Archibald Macdonald 1940–1941
Archer Evans Stringer Martin 1937 to 1940 (CJBC)
James Alexander MacDonald 1909 to 1929 (CJ of BCCA)
1929 to 1939 (CJBC)


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