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Bilodeau has extensive experience in dealing with criminal matters throughout Alberta, acting as a Crown prosecutor, appellate counsel and, most recently, the Chief Crown Prosecutor for the Alberta Crown Prosecution Service’s Edmonton Prosecutions Branch.

Throughout his more than two decades of practicing law in Alberta, in addition to handling serious and high profile prosecutions at all levels of court, Bilodeau has been involved in educating other prosecutors, law enforcement officials and the public on a wide variety of topics such as proper prosecution procedures, motor vehicle offences and the risks associated with cybercrime.

In creating the province’s cybercrime prosecutions unit, he contributed to significant developments in law and legislation that address Internet crimes and online child exploitation. During Bilodeau’s career he has been on the Executive of the Edmonton Bar Association and various committees of the Law Society of Alberta.

“Mr. Bilodeau has made great contributions to our province through his work in prosecutions and his efforts to educate his peers in the legal community. I am confident he will continue to serve Albertans well as a Provincial Court judge.”

- Jonathan Denis, Q.C., Minister of Justice and Solicitor General

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), and 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.

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.