OTTAWA, April 10, 2012 – The Honourable Rob Nicholson, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Niagara Falls, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment:

The Honourable David C. Harris, a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, is appointed a judge of the Court of Appeal to replace Mr. Justice D.F. Tysoe, who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of January 1, 2012.

Mr. Justice Harris attended the University of Oxford, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in 1977 from Exeter College.  He received a Master of Philosophy in 1979 and a doctorate in 1982 from Nufield College. He received a Bachelor of Laws from the University of British Columbia in 1985 and was admitted to the Bar of British Columbia in 1987. He was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2004.

Mr. Justice Harris was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in 2010. Prior to his appointment, he was a lawyer with Hunter Litigation Chambers in Vancouver. He had been a lawyer with Berardino & Harris from 2000 to 2006 and with Russell & Dumoulin from 1986 to 2000. He was a law clerk with the Court of Appeal in 1985. His main area of practice was civil litigation.

Mr. Justice Harris was a part-time professor at the University of British Columbia Law School as well as a frequent lecturer for numerous continuing legal education programs.

This appointment is effective immediately.