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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.
David G. Gerecke, Q.C., Partner at Miller Thomson LLP in Saskatoon, is appointed a Judge of Her Majesty’s Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan. Mr. Justice Gerecke replaces Mr. Justice B. Scherman (Saskatoon), who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective March 5, 2021.
Justice David G. Gerecke, Q.C., grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He received a Bachelor of Arts (English) in 1986 and a Bachelor of Laws (with Distinction) in 1990, both from the University of Saskatchewan. He was called to the Bar of Saskatchewan in 1992 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2018.
At the time of his appointment, Mr. Justice Gerecke was Managing Partner for the Regina and Saskatoon offices of Miller Thomson LLP. After his call to the bar, he practised in both litigation and commercial law at Balfour Moss LLP (now Miller Thomson LLP). In recent years, his practice focused on commercial lending, restructuring and insolvency, and merger and acquisition transactions.