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The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, has announced five new appointments under the judicial application process established in 2016. This appointment process emphasizes transparency, merit, and the diversity of the Canadian population.
The Honourable Jillyne M. Drennan, a Judge of His Majesty’s Court of King’s Bench for Saskatchewan in Regina, is appointed a Judge of Appeal of the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan. Justice Drennan replaces Justice B.A. Barrington-Foote (Regina), who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective April 6, 2022.
John P. Morrall, Associate Regional Crown Prosecutor at the Ministry of Justice and Attorney General of Saskatchewan – Public Prosecutions in Prince Albert, is appointed a Judge of His Majesty’s Court of King’s Bench for Saskatchewan in Regina. Justice Morrall fills the remaining position authorized further to the Budget Implementation Act, 2021, No. 1.
At the time of his appointment, Justice Morrall was in his second term as a Bencher for the Law Society of Saskatchewan representing the Prince Albert region. He has served on the ethics, equity and access, governance and K.C. selection committees as well as the model code subcommittee. In addition to serving as a hearing adjudicator on several occasions, he was elected as Vice-President of the Law Society by his peers in 2021.
Peter T. Bergbusch, K.C., Partner at Miller Thomson LLP in Regina, is appointed a Judge of His Majesty’s Court of King’s Bench for Saskatchewan in Regina. Justice Bergbusch replaces Justice M. McCreary (Regina), who was elevated to the Court of Appeal effective June 2, 2022.
Holli A. Kuski Bassett, Partner at McDougall Gauley LLP in Regina, is appointed a Judge of His Majesty’s Court of King’s Bench for Saskatchewan in Regina. Justice Kuski Bassett fills one of the two new positions authorized further to the Budget Implementation Act, 2022, No. 1.
The Honourable Dorinda Mae Stahl, a Judge of the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan in La Ronge, is appointed a Judge of His Majesty’s Court of King’s Bench for Saskatchewan, Family Law Division, in Saskatoon. Justice Stahl replaces Justice G.M. Currie (Saskatoon), who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective November 1, 2021.