Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada announces a judicial appointment to the Federal Court of Appeal

OTTAWA, ON, August 6, 2021 / CNW / – Department of Justice Canada

The Honorable David Lametti, Attorney General and Attorney General of Canada, announced today the following appointment as part of the judicial application process introduced in 2016. This process underscores the transparency, merit and diversity of the Canadian people and will continue to ensure the appointment of lawyers who meet the highest standards of excellence and integrity.

The honorable KA Siobhan Monaghan, a judge in the tax court of Canada In Ottawa, is appointed judge at the Federal Court of Appeals. Madam Righteousness monaghan Fills a new position approved in accordance with the Budget Implementation Act 2021, No. 1.

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“I wish Righteousness monaghan good luck if she takes on her new role. I know she will serve Canadians well as a member of the federal appeals court. “

– The Hon. David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

biography

Justice KA Siobhan Monaghan was appointed judge at the Finance Court of Canada in 2018. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Memorial University of Newfoundland 1981 and both a Bachelor of Laws (gold medalist) in 1984 and a Master of Laws – Taxation in 1994 from Osgoode Hall Law School. She was appointed to the bar Alberta 1985 and the Bar Association of Ontario 1988.

At the time of her appointment to the Finance Court of Canada, Ms. Justice Monaghan was a Senior Partner at KPMG Law LLP, where she worked since 2014. She practiced as both an associate and partner at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP in Toronto from 1988 to 2014 and was an associate at Bennet Jones LLP in tax law from 1985 to 1988. Her focus has been on Canadian income tax matters related to mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, financing and other commercial transactions in a national and cross-border context.

Righteousness monaghan has spoken frequently and at length on tax issues, including as co-author of Taxation of Corporate Reorganizations and Tax Policy in Canada. She was a member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada – Canadian Bar Association Joint Tax Committee for nearly ten years, including two years as co-chair. Righteousness monaghan also served as governor of the Canadian Tax Foundation and a member of the executive branch of the National Tax Section of the CBA, the CBA Sections Subcommittee, the CBA Budget Committee, and the CPA Canada Income Tax Education Committee. She taught in the Professional LL.M. Program.

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  • Since then, more than 475 judges have been appointed at the Superior Court level November 2015. These exceptional lawyers stand for diversity that strengthens Canada. Of these judges, more than half are women, and the appointments reflect increased representation from visible minorities, indigenous peoples, LGBTQ2 + and those who identify as disabled.

  • The government of Canada is committed to promoting access to justice for all Canadians. To improve outcomes for Canadian families, the 2018 budget provides funding for $ 77.2 million over four years to support the expansion of the unified family courts, starting in 2019-2020. This investment in the family justice system will create 39 new judicial offices in Alberta, Ontario, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador.

  • The appointments to federal judges are made by the Governor General on the proposal of the Federal Cabinet and on the recommendation of the Minister of Justice.

  • The judicial advisory boards throughout Canada play a key role in evaluating court applications. There are 17 legal advisory committees on which each province and territory is represented.

  • Substantial reforms of the role and structure of the legal advisory committees with the aim of improving the independence and transparency of the process were carried out on. announced 20th October 2016.

  • The government of Canada advocates a justice system in which sexual assaults are judged fairly, without the influence of myths and stereotypes, and in which survivors are treated with dignity and compassion. Amendments to the Judges Act and the Criminal Code, which took effect on. entered into force May 6, 2021, means that candidates for appointment to a regional court must agree to receive training on sexual assault law and social context matters, including systemic racism and systemic discrimination. The new law increases the transparency of decisions by amending the Criminal Code so that judges provide written reasons or put them on record when deciding on sexual assault.

SOURCE Department of Justice Canada

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