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 Tracey T. DeWare, a lawyer with Stewart McKelvey, is appointed a judge of the Court of Queen's Bench in Campbellton, to replace Madam Justice G.J. Young, who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of February 25, 2012.

Madam Justice DeWare attended Bishop's University in Lennoxville, Quebec from 1988 to 1991. She received a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New Brunswick in 1994 and was admitted to the Bar of New Brunswick the same year.

Madam Justice DeWare has been a lawyer with Stewart McKelvey since 2005. Previously she was with Murphy Collette Murphy from 1999 to 2005, Wingate O'Neil DeWare from 1998 to 1999 and Bingham Brison Blair from 1994 to 1998. Her main area of practice was civil litigation.

Madam Justice DeWare has been a member of the Insurance Management Committee of the Law Society of New Brunswick since 2010 and a supplementary member of the New Brunswick Securities Commission since 2011. She has been a member of the Review Tribunal of the Office of the Commissioner of Review Tribunals Canada Pension Plan/Old Age Security since 2010. She has been a member of L'Association des juristes d'expression française du Nouveau-Brunswick since 2006 and the Canadian Bar Association since 2009. She was chair of the Editorial Board of the Solicitor Journal from 2006 to 2010 and is a past-president and treasurer of the Moncton Area Lawyers' Association. She is an active volunteer in the community.

This appointment is effective immediately.