Nova Scotia Judicial Appointment Announced

OTTAWA, December 18, 2013 – The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C., Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment:

The Honourable Denise Boudreau, a lawyer with the Public Prosecution Service of Canada in Halifax, is appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, to replace Madam Justice S.M. Hood, who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of May 4, 2013.

Madam Justice Boudreau received a Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1992 and was called to the Bar of Nova Scotia in 1994. In 2011, she completed a Master of Laws in criminal law and procedure from Osgoode Hall Law School. 

Madam Justice Boudreau served as a Crown Prosecutor with the Public Prosecution Service of Canada. Since 2007, she has been an Advisory Crown for the Integrated Proceeds of Crime Section. Prior to that, she worked with the Nova Scotia Legal Aid in Antigonish and Port Hawkesbury, where she practised both criminal defence and family law. She was also an associate with the law firm of LeBlanc, MacDonald and Pickup in Port Hawkesbury. Her main area of practice was criminal law.

Madam Justice Boudreau was an active member of the Association des juristes d’expression française de la Nouvelle-Écosse as well as the Atlantic Regional Office representative of the National Joint Committee of Senior Justice Officials. She was also involved with various civic and charitable organizations, including the Université Sainte-Anne and Leeside Transition House in Port Hawkesbury.

This appointment is effective immediately.