OTTAWA, October 10, 2014 – 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 Cindy G. Cormier, a lawyer with the Nova Scotia Department of Justice in Halifax, is appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of Nova Scotia (Family Division) to replace Mr. Justice D.C. Campbell (Halifax), who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of July 21, 2014.

Madam Justice Cormier studied at Dalhousie University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) in 1990; a Bachelor of Social Work in 1992; a Bachelor of Laws in 1999; and a Master's in Social Work from the Maritime School of Social Work in the same year.

Madam Justice Cormier had been a counsel with the Nova Scotia Department of Justice in Halifax since 2002. She was a provincial coordinator with the Nova Scotia Department of Community Services' Training Services Section and a barrister and solicitor with Nova Scotia Legal Aid in Halifax (2001-2002). After being admitted to the Barristers' Society of Nova Scotia in 2000, she worked as a lawyer with Ferrier Kimball Dumke in Bridgewater and the firm Sealy Cornish O'Neill in Dartmouth. Her main areas of practice were family law and child protection.

This appointment is effective immediately.



  • Clarissa Lamb
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Justice

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