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News Release - Manitoba

March 27, 2003


New Judge Appointed To Provincial Court In Thompson

Attorney General Gord Mackintosh has announced the appointment of Murray Paul Thompson to an opening in the provincial court in the community that shares his name, Thompson, Man.

"For many years, Mr. Thompson has demonstrated professional excellence in his career as a lawyer, and I'm certain he will bring those considerable skills to bear in his new position," said Mackintosh.

The appointment to the bench is effective immediately.

Thompson has been a partner in the firm of McDonald, Thompson, Huberdeau. He received his law degree from the University of Manitoba and was called to the bar in 1987. His areas of expertise include family law, civil litigation and criminal law. He has served in both public and private practice, having begun his career with legal aid.

Thompson has lived in the North for many years and is an alumnus of R.D. Parker Collegiate. Before practising law, he worked both with Native Communications Inc. and underground at INCO.

Deeply committed to the North, he is on the board of the Thompson Crisis Centre, served as the president of the Thompson Community Foundation and is the chair of the Thompson Community Centre Project Committee.

The new judge was selected from a list of candidates recommended by an independent judicial nominating committee. The committee was chaired by Manitoba provincial court Chief Judge Raymond E. Wyant and included three community representatives, representatives of the Law Society of Manitoba and the Manitoba branch of the Canadian Bar Association, and a provincial court judge.

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