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News Release - Manitoba

July 28, 2010

HEAD PROSECUTOR APPOINTED TO PROVINCIAL COURT IN DAUPHIN



Attorney General Andrew Swan has announced the appointment of Don Slough to the provincial court of Manitoba in Dauphin, effective immediately.
 
“He has demonstrated the qualities essential in a judge through his role as Manitoba’s assistant deputy attorney general,” said Swan. “I am confident he will bring his commitment to fairness, impartiality, compassion and respect to his new role as a judge.”
 
Slough was called to the bar in Manitoba in 1981 following graduation from the University of Manitoba law school. He articled with Manitoba Justice and has practised law as a Crown attorney for 29 years. He held senior Crown positions in both youth and adult prosecutions and was the director of appeals and special prosecutions before being appointed assistant deputy attorney general (ADAG) in 2006.
 
As ADAG, he was responsible for the management of all Crown prosecutors and support staff in six offices across the province. He was Manitoba’s representative on the national heads of prosecutions committee, co-chairing its organized crime working group. He previously oversaw the conduct of appeals to all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada, and was a Crown in the inquest into pediatric cardiac surgery from 1995 to 1998. 
 
Slough was selected from a list of candidates recommended by an independent judicial nominating committee.  The committee was chaired by Ken Champagne, the chief judge of the provincial court of Manitoba, 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. 
 
The appointment is effective immediately and an official swearing-in ceremony will be scheduled as soon as possible.
 
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