Court of Queen's Bench of Manitoba

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(~X) = approximate number of published decisions according to CanLII as of October 2018.

Current Justices

(Full complement of 22)[1]

Name[1][2][3] Jurisdiction Appointed Nominated By Prior Position(s) Other Details
Chief Justice Glenn D. Joyal [2] [3] General June 22, 2007 (Judge)
2011 (Chief)
Harper (Judge & Chief) Provincial Court Published Criminal Decisions (~37)
Associate Chief Justice Shane Perlmutter General February 3, 2011 Harper Published Criminal Decisions (~25)
Justice Joan G. McKelvey General September 27, 2001 Chrétien Published criminal decisions (~62)
Justice Colleen Suche General July 16, 2002 Chrétien Published criminal decisions (~83)
Justice Shawn D. Greenberg General October 28, 2003 Chrétien Published criminal decisions (~89)
Justice Robert G. Cummings [4] General July 31, 2008 Harper Provincial Court Judge (1994 to 2008)
private practice
Called to bar (1977)
Published criminal decisions (~33)
Justice Chris Martin General January 22, 2009 Harper Published criminal decisions (~55)
Justice Robert Dewar General September 9, 2009 Harper Thompson Dorfman Sweatman
Called to bar (1974)
Published criminal decisions (~8)
Justice Richard Saull General February 10, 2010 Harper Crown attorney
Called to bar (1979)
Published criminal decisions (~5)
Justice Gerald Chartier General September 30, 2010 Harper Published criminal decisions (~9)
Justice Herbert Rempel [5] General March 7, 2013 Harper Family Division (Dec 2, 2011 to 2013)
Pullan Kammerloch Frolingerin
Called to bar (1988)
Published criminal decisions (~4)
Justice Sheldon W. Lanchbery [6] General June 6, 2013 Harper sole practitioner (1981 to 2013)
Called to bar (1980)
Published criminal decisions (~1)
Justice James G. Edmond [7] General October 1, 2013 Harper Thompson Dorfman Sweatmann LLP
Called to bar (1982)
Published criminal decisions (~9)
Justice Victor E. Toews [8] General March 7, 2014 Harper Member of Parliament (1995 to 2013)
Director of Constitutional Law (1987-1991)
Crown Attorney (1977-1979)
Called to bar (1977)
Published criminal decisions (~41)
Justice Sadie Bond [9] General April 11, 2014 Harper PPSC Crown
Maureen Forestell
Legal Aid
Called to bar (~1996)
Published criminal decisions (~11)
Justice Sandra Zinchuk [10] General February 26, 2015 Harper Monk Goodwin LLP (1995 to 2015)
Called to bar (~1995)
Published criminal decisions (~2)
Justice David J. Kroft [11] General October 20, 2016 J. Trudeau Fillmore Riley LLP (1990 to 2016)
Called to bar (1990)
Published criminal decisions (~0)
Justice Candace Grammond [12] General October 20, 2016 J. Trudeau Pitblado LLP (1999 to 2016)
Called to bar (1999)
Published criminal decisions (~1)
Justice Scott Abel [13] Brandon December 19, 2017 J Trudeau Paterson Patterson Wyman and Abel
Sinclair and Associates
Called to bar (1997)
Published criminal decisions (~0)
Justice R Kenneth Champagne [14] Winnipeg April 4, 2018 J. Trudeau Provincial Court (2005 to 2018)
Crown attorney (1994 to 2005)
Called to bar (1994)
Published criminal decisions (~0)
Jeffrey F. Harris [15] Winnipeg October 9, 2018 J Trudeau Myers LLP (aboriginal) (1996 to 2018)
Keyser, Harris
Called to bar (1983)
Published criminal decisions (~0)

Family Division

(Full complement of 13)


Name Jurisdiction Appointed Nominated By Prior Position(s) Other Details
Justice Robert B. Doyle Family February 28, 2000 Chrétien Published criminal decisions
Justice Marilyn E. Goldberg Family July 16, 2002 (Judge)
July 16, 2017 (sup.)
Chrétien Published criminal decisions
Justice A. Catherine Everett Family November 22, 2006 Harper Published criminal decisions
Justice Michael A. Thomson Family June 1, 2007 Harper Published criminal decisions
Justice William Johnston Family July 30, 2009 Harper Published criminal decisions
Justice Joan MacPhail Family January 22, 2009 Harper Director of Family Law Branch of provincial DOJ (1989 to 2009) Published criminal decisions
Justice Gwen Hatch Family June 6, 2013 Harper Published criminal decisions
Justice Allan Dueck Family May 9, 2014 Harper Mercier Dueck (2005 to 2014)
Gould Gosner (1997 to 2005)
Published criminal decisions
Justice Kaye Dunlop Family June 19, 2015 Harper Kaye E. Dunlop, Q.C. Law Office (1984 to 2015) Published criminal decisions
Justice Regan Thatcher Family June 19, 2015 Harper Regan Thatcher Law Office (2002 to 2015) Published criminal decisions
Justice Lore Mirwaldt Family October 20, 2016 J. Trudeau Mirwaldt & Gray (1986 to 2016) Published criminal decisions
Connie F. Petersen [16] Winnipeg, Family October 9, 2018 J Trudeau Published criminal decisions
Annette J.R. Horst [17] Winnipeg, Family October 9, 2018 J Trudeau Published criminal decisions

Supernumerary Justices

The following justices have elected supernumerary status:

Name[4][5][6] Appointed Supernumerary Nominated By Prior Position(s) Other Details
Justice Carr December 14, 2006 Published criminal decisions (~0)
Justice Goodman December 14, 2006 Published criminal decisions (~0)
Justice Kennedy December 21, 2004 Published criminal decisions
Justice Clearwater July 10, 2007 Published criminal decisions (~8)
Nathan Nurgitz June 22, 2004 Published criminal decisions (~0)
Sylvia Guertin-Riley [18] September 16, 2006 Family Divison (1995 to 2006)
Riley, Orle, Guertin, Born (1988 to 1995)
Schwartz, McJannet & Co
Called to bar (1981)
Published criminal decisions (~0)
Justice John A. Menzies August 7, 1996 Published criminal decisions (~45)
Justice Donald M. Little February 10, 1998 (Family)
March 2, 2017 (sup.)
Published criminal decisions (~0)
Justice Laurie P. Allen]] October 6, 1998 Published criminal decisions
Brenda L. Keyser[7] October 3, 1995 Published criminal decisions (~47)
Justice Frank Aquila Published criminal decisions (~2)
Justice Deborah J. McCawley September 17, 1997 Published criminal decisions
Justice D.N. Abra ~2007 (Judge)
July 10, 2017 (Sup.)
Published criminal decisions (~17)

Previous Justices

From 1996

Name Jurisdiction Appointment Duration Nominated By Prior Position(s) Other Details
Justice Lori T. Spivak [19] General May 19, 2005 Martin Aikins MacAulay & Thorvaldson
Called to bar (1982)
Published criminal decisions (~29)
Appointed to MBCA (2019)
Brian C Midwinter[8] Dauphin June 19, 2008 Harper Provincial Court (2006 to 2008)
Hunt, Miller & Combs (1991 to 2005)
Sheldon, Singleton, Midwinter, Brandon (1980 to 1991)
Carroll, Mullally, Paterson, Brawn (1979 to 1980)
Crown attorney (1978 to 1979)
Called to bar (1978)
Published criminal decisions (~8)
Associate Chief Justice Marianne Rivoalen [20] Family February 2, 2005 - September 21,2018 Martin DOJ (aboriginal)
Called to bar (1989)
Published criminal decisions (~0)
Justice Karen I. Simonsen General December 9, 2004 - August 31, 2018 Martin Thompson Dorfman Sweatman
Called to bar (1982)
Appointed to MBCA
Published criminal decisions (~49)
Gordon J. Barkman[9] Published criminal decisions (~3)
Judge Murray Sinclair January 2001 Chretien Provincial Court (1988 to 2001)
Called to bar (1980)
Published criminal decisions (~18)
William J. Burnett [21] September 2009 (Judge)
Feb 2011 (Ass. Chief)
Harper (Judge)
Harper (Ass. Chief)
Thompson Dorfman Sweatman LLP
Called to bar (1978)
Published criminal decisions
Christopher J. Mainella [22] October 5, 2012 - ? Harper PPSC Crown
Called to bar (1995)
Appointed to MBCA
Published criminal decisions (~8)

Prior to 1980

Name Jurisdiction Appointment Duration Nominated By Prior Position(s) Other Details
Alexander Morris [23]
Louis Betourney
Joseph Dubuc [24] (Chief Justice of Manitoba from August 8, 1903 until 1909)
James Andrews Miller
Lewis Wallbridge [25]
Thomas Wardlaw Taylor [26]
Robert Smith
Albert Clements Killam [27]
John Farquhar Bain [28] 1887 to 1905
Albert Elswood Richards [29] 1899 - to 1906 Appointed to MBCA (1906)
William Edgerton Perdue
Thomas Graham Mathers [30]
Daniel Alexander Macdonald [31]
John Donald Cameron [32] 1908 to 1909 Appointed to MBCA (1909)
Thomas Llewellyn Metcalfe [33]
James Emile Pierre Prendergast [34]
Hugh Amos Robson [35]
James Frederick
William James Donovan [36]
Percival John Montague [37] 1932 to 1951 Pitblado and Hoskin
Called to bar (1907)
Appointed to MBCA (1951)
Fawcett Gowler Taylor
Ewan Alexander McPherson
William James Major Appointed to MBCA and SCC
Published criminal decisions
Esten Kenneth Williams [38] ~1946 to 1962 Published criminal decisions
Arnold Munroe Campbell [39] 1947 - ? Called to bar (1920) Published criminal decisions
Joseph Thomas Beaubien [40] 1948 to 1952 Called to bar (1913) Appointed MBCA (1952)Published criminal decisions
John Joseph Kelly [41] 1949 Kelly and Campbell Called to bar (~1923) Published criminal decisions
Robert George Brian Dickson 1963 to 1967 Pearson University of Manitoba Law (1948 to 1954)
Aikins, Loftus, MacAulay, Turner, Thompson & Tritschler
Called to bar (1940)
Appointed to MBCA (1967 to 1973) and then SCC (1973)
Published criminal decisions (~1)
John Alton Duncan [42] 1991 to 2006 Duncan Hanssen & Hoeschen
Duncan and Duncan
Called to bar (1958)
Published criminal decisions
John A. Scollin ~1981
Richard J. Scott Appointed to MBCA
Published criminal decisions (~0)
Michel A. Monnin Appointed to MBCA
Published criminal decisions
Freda M. Steel (Appointed to Court of Appeal) Appointed to MBCA
Published criminal decisions
Barbara M. Hamilton Appointed to MBCA
Published criminal decisions
Alan D. MacInnes Appointed to MBCA
Published criminal decisions
James Charles McKeagney [43] Called to bar (1838)
Alexander Casmir Galt [44] 1912 to 1933
John Philpot Curran [45]
Andrew Knox Dysart [46] 1921 to 1947 Called to bar (~1905) Appointed to MBCA (1947)
John Evans Adamson [47] 1922 to 1948 Called to bar (1910) Appointed to MBCA (1948)
Published criminal decisions
Edmund Burke Wood [48] Called to bar (1854)

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Notes

Court Composition
British Columbia Court of Appeal (BCCA)
Supreme Court of British Columbia (BCSC)
Provincial Court of British Columbia (BCPC)
Court of Appeal of Alberta (ABCA)
Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta (ABQB)
Provincial Court of Alberta (ABPC)
Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan (SKCA)
Court of Queen's Bench for Saskatchewan (SKQB)
Provincial Court of Saskatchewan (SKPC)
Manitoba Court of Appeal (MBCA)
Court of Queen's Bench of Manitoba (MBQB)
Provincial Court of Manitoba (MBPC)
Court of Appeal for Ontario (ONCA)
Superior Court of Ontario (ONSC)
Ontario Court of Justice (ONCJ)
Quebec Court of Appeal (QCCA)
Quebec Superior Court (QCCS)
Court of Quebec (QCCQ)
New Brunswick Court of Appeal (NBCA)
Court of Queen's Bench of New Brunswick (NBQB)
New Brunswick Provincial Court (NBPC)
Court of Appeal of Prince Edward Island (PEICA)
Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island (PEISC)
Provincial Court of Prince Edward Island (PEIPC)
Nova Scotia Court of Appeal (NSCA)
Nova Scotia Supreme Court (NSSC)
Nova Scotia Provincial Court (NSPC)
Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador (Court of Appeal) (NLCA)
Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador (NLSC)
Provincial Court of Newfoundland and Labrador (NLPC)
Composition of Federal Appointments Committees