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May 29, 2015 – Ottawa, ON – Department of Justice.

The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment:

The Honourable Patrick K. Gleeson, a recently retired Canadian Forces legal advisor in Ottawa, is appointed a judge of the Federal Court to fill a new position created by Bill C-11.

Mr. Justice Gleeson received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Sherbrooke in 1985. He received a Bachelor of Laws (Distinction) degree from the University of New Brunswick in 1993 and a Master of Laws (Honours) from the McGill University Institute of Air and Space Law in 2005. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2013.

After being admitted to the Bar of New Brunswick in 1994, he joined the Office of the Assistant Judge Advocate General in Halifax as a legal advisor and worked in different directorates until 2000. He then became the Director of Legal Services, Office of the Judge Advocate General, where from 2005 he served as the Senior Legal Advisor. He is involved in youth programs in the community such as scouting, hockey and school programs.

This appointment is effective immediately.



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