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 Jennifer A. Pfuetzner, a lawyer with Taylor McCaffrey LLP in Winnipeg, is appointed a judge of the Court of Queen's Bench of Manitoba to replace Madam Justice D.B. McCawley (Winnipeg), who elected to become a supernumerary judge as of May 26, 2014.

Madam Justice Pfuetzner received a Bachelor of Arts and Science from McMaster University in 1990 and a Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1993. She was admitted to the Bar of Ontario in 1995 and to the Bar of Manitoba in 2008.

Madam Justice Pfuetzner had been a partner with Taylor McCaffrey in Winnipeg since 2009 and a partner with Dickson MacGregor Appell LLP in Toronto (2002-2008). She was an estate and will planning consultant with BMO Nesbitt Burns (2001-2002) and a lawyer with Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP (1993-2000), both in Toronto. Her main areas of practice were wills and trusts, estate litigation, family law and tax law.

Madam Justice Pfuetzner completed the Canadian Securities Course with Honours in 2002. She is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the Canadian Tax Foundation, the Ontario Bar Association and the Manitoba Bar Association. She is the editor of widely used "forms" publications for wills and trusts and was listed in the "Best Lawyers in Canada" directory in 2010 and 2011.

This appointment is effective immediately.



  • Clarissa Lamb
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Justice

  • Media Relations
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