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News Release - Manitoba

April 16, 1998

NEW PROVINCIAL JUDGE APPOINTED FOR THE PAS

New Provincial Judge Appointed for The Pas

Justice Minister Vic Toews has announced the appointment of Brent D. Stewart to the Provincial Court of Manitoba in The Pas.

"Mr. Stewart brings 20 years of experience in the law to the provincial court," noted the minister. "He has also served his community as mayor and has been active in other community organizations. I'm sure this experience will serve Manitobans well."

Prior to his appointment, Stewart was a partner in the law firm Hoeschen and Stewart located in Morden, Man. He has extensive experience in criminal, family and civil litigation. He was called to the bar in 1977 after graduating from the University of Manitoba's law school. Stewart also served as mayor of Morden, president of the chamber of commerce and chair of the Morden Corn and Apple Festival.

Provincial judges are appointed following an evaluation by an independent nominating committee which includes the chief judge of the provincial court as a chairperson, a provincial court judge and representatives of the Law Society of Manitoba, the Manitoba Division of the Canadian Bar Association and three community representatives. The committee reviews applications, holds interviews and provides the minister with a list of qualified candidates.

The appointment is effective immediately and a swearing-in ceremony will be scheduled shortly.

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