The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced on July 2nd 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.
Keith D. Kilback, Q.C., Partner at Kanuka Thuringer LLP in Regina, is appointed a Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Saskatchewan. Mr. Justice Kilback replaces Mr. Justice D.B. Konkin (Estevan), who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective August 31, 2020.
Justice Keith D. Kilback, Q.C., attended the University of Saskatchewan, earning a B.A. in 1990 and a J.D. in 1994. He was called to the Saskatchewan bar in 1995 and to the British Columbia bar in 1997, and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2018.
At the time of his appointment, Mr. Justice Kilback was a partner with Kanuka Thuringer LLP in Regina, practicing in the areas of civil litigation, administrative law, and transportation law. In 2008, he was appointed as an inquest coroner, and has presided over inquest hearings in Saskatchewan. He is a former director of the Canadian Transport Lawyers Association, and was recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada and Lexpert as a leading practitioner in the area of transportation law.
Justice Kilback has published articles on a number of legal subjects in various law journals, and has appeared as counsel before all levels of court in Saskatchewan, the British Columbia Supreme Court, the Federal Court of Canada, the Tax Court of Canada, and the Supreme Court of Canada.