OTTAWA, December 12, 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 C. Michael Ryer, counsel to Deloitte Tax Law LLP in Calgary, is appointed a judge of the Federal Court of Appeal to replace Madam Justice K.R. Sharlow, who retired on September 30, 2014.

Mr. Justice Ryer received a Bachelor of Arts in 1970 and a Bachelor of Laws in 1974, both from the University of Saskatchewan. He received a Master of Laws from the University of Toronto in 1979 and was admitted to the Bar of Saskatchewan in 1975 and to the Bar of Alberta in 1977.

Mr. Justice Ryer had been senior legal counsel with Deloitte Tax Law LLP in Calgary since 2009. From October 2006 to December 2009, he served as a judge of the Federal Court of Appeal. Prior to 2006, he practised income tax law with Bennett Jones LLP, with an emphasis on corporate, resource and international taxation.

This appointment is effective immediately.