Honourable Marie-Anne Paquette is now the chief justice of Superior Court of Quebec, following an annoucnement made by Justin Trudeau.
This new appointment is among a swath of new judicial appointments in recent months. Paquette will be replacing Jacques Robert Fournier, who retired from his full-time position as the province's top jurist.
“I wish the Honourable Marie-Anne Paquette every success in her new role as Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Quebec. She brings a wealth of experience to the position, with over 10 years as a judge on the Superior Court of Quebec. I am confident Chief Justice Paquette will continue to serve Quebecers well.”
Chief justices in Canada are responsible for leading and administrating their courts. They are also servants of the Canadian Judicial Council, which works to improve the quality of judicial services in the superior courts of Canada.
Chief Justices and Associate Chief Justices are appointed by the Governor General on the advice of Cabinet and the recommendation of the Prime Minister.