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Province appoints new Queen’s Counsel

Alberta lawyers are being recognized with Queen’s Counsel appointments for outstanding contributions to legal and public life.

Attorney General Jonathan Denis, Q.C., announced today 114 lawyers who will be admitted as Queen’s Counsel (Q.C.). Both public and private sector lawyers who have practiced in communities across the province make up the recipients.

“The Queen’s Counsel designation recognizes the exceptional capabilities and talents of this year’s impressive group. These lawyers are a credit to their profession and to their province.”

Jonathan Denis, Minister of Justice and Solicitor General

The history of Queen’s Counsel in England dates back to the 16th century. The practice of appointing Queen’s Counsel was continued in Canada and predates Confederation. The first Queen’s Counsel appointees were admitted in Upper Canada in 1841.

Modern practice has been for the Attorney General to call for Q.C. applications from the public every second September for appointment on the final day of every other year.  All applications are reviewed by the Law Society of Alberta's Queen’s Counsel Screening Committee and recommendations for appointment are then submitted to the Minister and Cabinet for consideration and final selection. In Alberta, the Lieutenant Governor in Council appoints the Queen’s Counsel recipients.

Under the Building Alberta Plan, our government is investing in families and communities, living within our means, and opening new markets for Alberta's resources to ensure we're able to fund the services Albertans told us matter most to them. We will continue to deliver the responsible change Albertans voted for.

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Queen’s Counsel Appointees by location

Calgary

ADATIA, Farouk Sadruddin

ARMENEAU, Paule Lucie

ASHCROFT, Janice Ruth

BERNARDO, Ivan

BIBERDORF, Donald Kenneth

BLITT, Max

COLE, Glenda Eileen

CORRIGAN, David James

CRAIG, John Noble

CROFT, Bonita Maria

CROWTHER, Douglas Edward

D’ANDREA, James Anthony

DAVIES, Donald Gordon

DE SOUZA, Marian Veronica

DEWIT, William Theodore

DUGUID, Bryan Cameron

ELLAM, Timothy St. John

FINDLAY, David Brent Henry

FITCH, Gavin Scott

FOWLIS, William John

GORMAN, Howard Alan

GUSHUE, Richard Leonard Gordon

HANNAH, Kevin Edward

HIGGERTY, Patrick Brian

HUGHES, Terrance Malcolm

IOVINELLI, Adriano

JAMIESON, Corinne Michele

JOHNSTON, Barbara Boyne

KENNEDY-GLANS, Donna Marie

KILLORAN, Maureen Elizabeth

LAFFIN, Michael Joseph

LENZ, Kenneth Todd

LINDSAY, Matthew Robert

LUDWIG, Gilbert Joseph

MACDONALD, Colin Patrick

MADSEN, David Terry

MAHONEY, Kathleen Elizabeth

MAJOR, Peter John

MCINTOSH, John Michael

MCLEOD, Patricia Diane

MOLNAR, Levente Ferenc

NABER-SYKES, Mary Frances

NERLAND, Dennis Leroy

ODEGAARD, Janice Melba Bray

O’DONOGHUE, Leslie Ann

OSLER, John Stewart

PAN, Lillian Ying

PARKER, Shane George

PARTRIDGE, Bryan Shaun Jacob

PETTIE, Diane Joan

SMITH, Richard Bruce

STEIN, Paul John

TARNOWSKY, Gordon Louis

THORNBOROUGH, Leonard James 

VAN WALLEGHEM, Robert Christopher

VOGEL, Victor Howard

VOGELI, Lloyd Grant

WHELAN, David Craig

Edmonton

AMELIO, Salvatore Nicola

ARMSTRONG, Kimberly Helen

BECK, Gordon David

BERCOV, Susan Lori

BIRDSELL, Michael Charles

BOILEAU, Pierre Rene

CORBETT, Sandra Lynn

DEANGELIS, Frank Cecil

DOYLE, Michelle Colleen

EVANIEW, Allen Raymond

HEAD, Jennifer Anne

HOCKIN, Jeremy Howard Harold

HOFER, Roger S.

INNES, Patricia Mary

KAMINSKI, Brenda Dawn

KANEE, Lyle Stephen Roy

KHULLAR, Ritu

KOSOLOWSKI, John Allan

KRAUS, Michael

MARRIOTT, Thomas David

MCCALLA, David Roland

MCDONALD, Robert Donald

MCGARVEY, Donald James

MCKELLAR, Stuart Neil

MILLER, Deborah Anne

MILLER, Jennifer Amielle

MOLZAN, Donna Lynn

NOTHOF, Paul Hans

PERRET, Denise Marguerite

PHILLIPPE, Susan Gail Yake

POLKOSNIK, Suzanne Nancy

PURVIS, Clifton Gould

REYNOLDS, Ian Ward

ROLF, David Charles

ROLLINS, Wendy Christine

ROMANIUK, David Christopher

ROSSELLI, Joseph

ROSSER, William Stanley

SINCLAIR-SANTOS, Karen

SNIDERMAN, Howard Jeffrey

STUSHNOFF, Susanne

SUMKA, Rita Lily

TADMAN, Douglass Miller

TKACHUK, Douglas Neil

WAKELING, Audrey Anita

YOUNG, Leanne

Fort McMurray

WOLFF, Kim Ronald

Grande Prairie

INNES, Gordon Russell

VAN TASSELL, Derek Gavin

Lethbridge

CUTFORTH, Norman Lee

DIMNIK, Michael James

Lloydminster

POLITESKI, Loren Francis

Peace River

BRYDON, James Douglas

Red Deer

ALEXANDER-SMITH, Suzanne Maria

RICKARDS, Christopher Andrew

Wetaskiwin

CYMBALUK, Miles Alfred Michael


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