Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada announces a judicial appointment in the province of Ontario

OTTAWA, ON, March 24, 2021 / CNW / – The Honorable David Lametti, Attorney General and Attorney General of Canadaannounced today the following appointment under the judicial filing process established in 2016. This process emphasizes transparency, merit and diversity of the Canadian population and will continue to ensure the appointment of lawyers who meet the highest standards of excellence and integrity.

Mohan Sharma, Executive Legal Officer at the Supreme Court of Ontario in the Torontois appointed Supreme Court Justice of Ontario. Mr. Righteousness sharma replaces Mr. Justice L. Sossin ((Toronto), which was brought to the court of appeal with effect November 24, 2020.


“I wish Righteousness sharma Every success when he takes on his new role. I am confident that he will serve the Ontarians well as a Supreme Court judge. “

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


justice Mohan Sharma received a BA from the University of Toronto and an LL.B. from Osgoode Hall Law School. He was called into the bar Ontario in 1999.

At the time of his appointment was mr Righteousness sharma was the Executive Legal Officer for the Supreme Court of OntarioLegal advice and legal advice to the judges of the Court of Justice; He was also a Senior Counsel in the Chief Justice’s Office. He held various legal and political positions. He served as the Attorney General’s Ministry in Residence at the Legal Commission of Ontario, as Project Leader of the Honorable Coulter Osborne-led Civil Justice Reform Project and as Research Advisor to the Task Force on the Discovery Process in Ontario. Righteousness sharma also served as Policy Counsel in the Court Services Department and Advisory Counsel in the Crown Law Office-Civil, both in the Ontario Attorney General’s Department. Prior to joining the government, he was an associate with WeirFoulds LLP, worked at Scott & Aylen, and worked as a student and attorney with Parkdale Community Legal Services.

Righteousness sharma was the founder of the South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontarioand was active in fundraising campaigns in support of HIV / AIDS relief Canada and Africa, the Nikibasika Child Development Program in Ugandaand Diabetes Canada.

Righteousness sharma is of Indian and Danish descent and lives with his husband and two children.

Fast facts

  • More than 440 judges have been appointed at the Supreme Court level since then November 2015. These exceptional lawyers represent the diversity that is increasing Canada. Of these judges, more than half are women, and the appointments reflect increased representation of visible minorities, indigenous people, LGBTQ2 + and those who identify themselves as disabled.
  • The government of Canada is committed to promoting access to justice for all Canadians. The 2018 budget is providing funding to improve outcomes for Canadian families $ 77.2 million over four years to support the expansion of unified family courts from 2019-2020. This investment in the family justice system will create 39 new judicial positions in Alberta, Ontario, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • The Federal Courts are appointed by the Governor General on the recommendation of the Federal Cabinet and on the recommendation of the Minister of Justice.
  • The judicial councils over Canada play a key role in evaluating court applications. There are 17 judicial councils on which each province and area is represented.
  • Significant reforms to the role and structure of the Judicial Councils have been announced, aimed at improving the independence and transparency of the process 20th October 2016.

SOURCE Department of Justice canada

For more information, please contact the media: Rachel Rappaport, Public Relations Secretary, Attorney General’s Office, 613-992-6568, [email protected];; Media Relations: Department of Justice Canada, 613-957-4207, [email protected]

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