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April 29, 2015

MANITOBA GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF NEW PROVINCIAL COURT JUDGE



Attorney General Gord Mackintosh today announced the appointment of Lindy Choy to the provincial court.

“Judge Choy’s legal experience and her dedication to the community will make her a valuable addition to the provincial court,” said Minister Mackintosh.  “Her ability to manage complex and diverse issues will be definite assets in her new role as a judge.”

Since receiving her law degree from the University of Manitoba in 1992, Choy has practised primarily civil and administrative law in Winnipeg and Brandon, with clients ranging from government bodies and multi-national corporations to small business owners and farmers.  In 2008, she became the presiding officer of the Appeal Commission of Manitoba, where she was responsible for chairing hearings about benefit entitlements under the Workers Compensation Act of Manitoba and preparing decisions on behalf of a panel.

Choy has volunteered with the United Way of Winnipeg since 2008 and has previously served on the Manitoba Children’s Museum board of directors.  For the past eight years, Choy has also been the manager and captain of a competitive dragon boat team.

Choy was selected from a list of candidates recommended by an independent judicial nominating committee, chaired by Chief Judge Ken Champagne.  This committee also included three community representatives, the Law Society of Manitoba, the Manitoba branch of the Canadian Bar Association and a provincial court judge.  The appointment is effective immediately.

An official swearing-in ceremony will be scheduled as soon as possible. 

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