Queen's Counsel Appointments Announced

Department of Justice

December 27, 2012 9:33 AM

Fourteen more lawyers can now add the prestigious Queen's Counsel designation to their accomplishments.

Acting Minister of Justice Maurice Smith announced the Q.C. appointments today, Dec. 27.

The appointees are:
-- Charles Broderick
-- Raymond F. Wagner
-- Kenzie MacKinnon
-- Christine H. Hirschfeld
-- Cameron S. McKinnon
-- Maj.-Gen. Blaise Cathcart
-- Frank E. DeMont
-- Malcolm Boyle
-- Noella Martin
-- Ann Smith
-- Colin J. Clarke
-- Nancy Rubin
-- LeeAnne MacLeod-Archer
-- Heather McNeill

"I am pleased to recognize the new recipients of this important designation," said Mr. Smith. "They have made tremendous personal and professional contributions throughout their careers."

Recommendations are made to cabinet by an independent advisory committee. Criteria include a minimum of 15 years as a member of the bar of Nova Scotia, demonstrated professional integrity, good character and outstanding contributions to the practice of law.


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     Acting Minister of Justice Maurice Smith announced

Queen's Council appointments today (December 27th).

     Mr. Smith says the 14 appointees have made tremendous

personal and professional contributions throughout their

careers.

     The recommendations for the appointments are made to

cabinet by an independent advisory committee.

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