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MacDonald was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1992 and practised with Pringle MacDonald Bottos for the next 20 years. During that time, he also served as legal counsel with the Edmonton Police Service, acted as an instructor for Grant MacEwan University and the Canadian Centre for Professional Legal Education, and served as Chairman of Legal Aid Alberta’s board of directors.

“I am pleased to appoint Mr. MacDonald to Alberta’s Provincial Court,” said Minister of Justice and Solicitor General Jonathan Denis. “His experience working for Albertans both in the courtroom and the community will serve him well as a member of our province’s judiciary.”

The Alberta Judicial Council screens all candidates for Provincial Court appointments and forwards a list of recommended applicants to the Provincial Court Nominating Committee. The committee then interviews candidates from the list and recommends the names of those appointees felt to be of the highest calibre to the Minister of Justice and Solicitor General.

The Provincial Court Nominating Committee was established in 1999. The 11 members are appointed by the Minister of Justice and represent the Alberta Provincial Court, the Law Society of Alberta, the Canadian Bar Association (Alberta Branch), other members from the legal profession and the public. The Judicial Council has representatives from the Alberta Provincial Court, Court of Queen’s Bench, Court of Appeal and the Law Society of Alberta. It also includes two people appointed by the Minister of Justice and Solicitor General.

Media inquiries may be directed to:
Ian Roddick
Public Affairs Officer
Justice and Solicitor General Communications
780-644-2303
Ian.roddick@gov.ab.ca

To call toll free within Alberta dial 310-0000.