From Department of Justice
The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment under the judicial application process established in 2016. This process emphasizes transparency, merit, and the diversity of the Canadian population, and will continue to ensure the appointment of jurists who meet the highest standards of excellence and integrity.
The Honourable Meghan McCreary, a Judge of Her Majesty’s Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan in Regina, is appointed a Judge of Appeal of the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan. Justice McCreary replaces Justice R.K. Ottenbreit, who resigned effective April 2, 2022.
Justice Meghan McCreary was appointed to Her Majesty’s Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan in 2018. She obtained a B.A. (Hons) from the University of Saskatchewan in 1995 and her law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1998. She was called to the Bars of Saskatchewan and British Columbia and has worked in private practice in both provinces.
At the time of her appointment to Her Majesty’s Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan, Justice McCreary was a partner with MLT Aikins LLP in Regina, practising in the areas of labour, employment, workplace human rights and administrative law. She clerked for the Chief Justice of Saskatchewan. She was appointed Queen’s Counsel for Saskatchewan in 2017.
Before joining the bench, Justice McCreary acted as an executive board member of the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers and frequently gave presentations on labour relations, employment and human rights issues to lawyers and laypeople at conferences and seminars. She was chair of the Saskatchewan Arts Board and served as chair of the Globe Theatre Society, as a trustee of the Saskatchewan Pension Plan, and as a director of the Regina and District Food Bank.