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March 23, 2022

Province Appoints Two New Judges in Thompson Provincial Court

The Manitoba government has appointed Vincent George Sinclair and Curtis Matthew Briscoe as provincial court judges to serve in Thompson, Justice Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced today.

“I’m pleased to announce the appointment of two new provincial court judges to serve in Thompson,” said Goertzen. “Both of these individuals have shown exemplary work and dedication to their professions and to their communities. I am confident that both will be fine additions to the Provincial Court of Manitoba.”

Sinclair was called to the bar in 2010. Since then, he has been a Crown attorney with Manitoba Prosecutions and has practiced in criminal law. Sinclair attends circuit points in Moose Lake, Opaskwayak, Easterville, Pukatawagan and Grand Rapids. He is First Nation and a member of the Opaskwayak Cree Nation (OCN).

Briscoe was called to the bar in 2013. From 2013 to 2016, Briscoe was an associate at Law North Law Corporation doing criminal defense work in Thompson, Norway House, Shamattawa and numerous northern court sittings. He has been a partner at Law North since 2016 and its senior partner and president since 2020. Briscoe is involved in an assortment of community activities such as volunteering at Siloam Mission and he has been a board member and volunteer with the Thompson Community Foundation since 2018.

Sinclair was selected from a list of candidates recommended by the judicial appointment committee to fill the new position in the provincial court in Thompson. The recent transfer of Judge Todd Rambow from Thompson to The Pas resulted in a vacancy at the provincial court in Thompson. Briscoe has been appointed to the vacant position.

An official swearing-in ceremony will be scheduled for the appointees in the near future.


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