Former P.E.I. premier named chair of Supreme Court judicial appointments advisory board

CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI — Former PEI premier Wade MacLauchlan has been named chair of the independent advisory board tasked with identifying candidates to serve as the next justice of the Supreme Court of Canada.

MacLauchlan will replace former prime minister Kim Campbell as chair of the independent advisory board for Supreme Court of Canada judicial appointments. The non-partisan board will advise the search for a new Supreme Court justice to replace Justice Michael J. Moldaver who is set to retire in September.

MacLauchlan was the 32nd premier of PEI, serving from 2015-19. He also served as PEI’s attorney general and held cabinet portfolios, including Aboriginal affairs, intergovernmental affairs, justice and public safety and finance.

MacLauchlan, who is a former president of UPEI, has served as dean of the law school at the University of New Brunswick and as an associate professor and director of the civil law at Dalhousie University.

He was named to the Order of Canada in 2008 and the Order of Prince Edward Island in 2014.

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