OTTAWA, June 22, 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 Catherine M. Kane, a lawyer with the Department of Justice Canada in Ottawa, is appointed a judge of the Federal Court, to replace Madam Justice S.J. Simpson, who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of June 10, 2012.

Madam Justice Kane received a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Ottawa in 1980 and was admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 1982.

Madam Justice Kane has been a counsel with the Department of Justice since 1982. She was counsel with the Policy Programs and Research Branch from 1982 to 1984; Legal Advisor in the Policy Secretariat of the Department of the Solicitor General of Canada from 1984 to 1985; and has been counsel, general counsel, and senior general counsel in the Criminal Law Policy Section since 1985. Her main area of practice was criminal law.

Madam Justice Kane has been involved with the Uniform Law Conference since 1997 in various positions, including ten years as the secretary to the Criminal Section.

This appointment is effective immediately.