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Ontario Welcomes New Chief Justice Michael Tulloch

March 24, 2023 | Vision Newspaper |

TORONTO — Doug Downey, Attorney General of Ontario, has issued the following statement:

“Today, I had the distinct honour of attending the swearing-in of the Honourable Michael Tulloch as the Chief Justice of Ontario and President of the Court of Appeal for Ontario.

Chief Justice Tulloch is widely recognized as an experienced and dedicated lawyer and judge, beginning his career as an assistant Crown attorney in Peel and Toronto before entering private practice, where he specialized in criminal law.

He was appointed to the Superior Court of Justice in 2003 and later appointed to the Ontario Court of Appeal. Chief Justice Tulloch directed independent reviews of Ontario’s police oversight systems and the province’s street check legislation.

In his new role, Chief Justice Tulloch will lead one of the most respected benches in the country that considers and adjudicates some of the most important issues confronting our society. As Attorney General of Ontario, I look forward to a continued collaboration at the Court of Appeal and with the new chief justice, as the government and the courts modernize the justice system and improve access to justice.

On behalf of our government and all Ontarians, I congratulate Chief Justice Tulloch as he takes on this important, critical role.

Finally, I would like to thank the former chief justice, the Honourable George Strathy, whose work to modernize court procedures and support awareness of mental health challenges in the legal profession has helped make Ontario’s justice system one of the most respected in the world.”

SOURCE Province of Ontario

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