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September 10, 2015

MANITOBA ANNOUNCES NEW ASSOCIATE CHIEF JUDGE APPOINTED TO PROVINCIAL COURT



Attorney General Gord Mackintosh today announced the appointment of Judge Anne Krahn as associate chief judge for the provincial court of Manitoba. 

“Judge Krahn’s expertise has been a valuable asset during her time as a judge in the provincial court and I am pleased to announce her new role,” said Minister Mackintosh.  “She is committed to the timely, fair and transparent administration of justice, a value shared by all Manitobans.” 

After receiving her law degree from Queen’s University in Kingston in 1990 and a master of law from Utrecht University in the Netherlands in 2007, Krahn began her career as a provincial Crown attorney.  In 2008, she became a federal Crown attorney and senior counsel, focused on criminal matters.  She was appointed to the provincial court of Manitoba as a judge in 2013.

Throughout her career, Krahn has developed considerable expertise in many facets of criminal law.  She has provided legal training to many others in the justice system and is considered an authority in the authorized use of wiretaps and search warrants. 

In 2011, Krahn was appointed to the Manitoba Developmental Centre’s advisory committee focused on long-term service delivery.  She is involved in her community as both a parent volunteer and a participant in many fundraising runs.

This appointment came into effect yesterday for a non-renewable term of seven years.  After the term is complete, Krahn will return to her previous judicial duties.  She was selected from among the judiciary of the provincial court following consultation with Chief Judge Ken Champagne.

A swearing-in ceremony will be scheduled as soon as possible.

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