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New Judges Appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice

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New Judges Appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice

Ministry of the Attorney General

Ontario has appointed two new judges to the Ontario Court of Justice, effective April 12, 2017.

Justice Elaine Alexandra Ann Burton was called to the bar in 1996 and became an assistant Crown attorney in 1998. Justice Burton has appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice, the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Review Board, prosecuting cases in the districts of Thunder Bay, Kenora and Rainy River. In 2016, she taught advanced criminal law at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law at Lakehead University.

Justice Burton has volunteered with Lawyers Feed the Hungry. A musician since high school, Justice Burton has played in a variety of musical groups in her community over the past 15 years.

Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice Burton to preside in Thunder Bay.

Justice Marc D'Amours was called to the New Brunswick bar in 1990 and the Ontario bar in 1992. Justice D'Amours has acted as counsel for plaintiffs and defendants before the Ontario Court of Justice, the Superior Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal for Ontario. From 2006 to 2016, Justice D'Amours was vice-chair of the Licence Appeal Tribunal and since 2009, he has been a member of the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board, and the Health Services Appeal and Review Board. In 2014, Justice D'Amours was appointed adjudicator with the Law Society Tribunal.

Justice D'Amours has been active in the community for many years, supporting local charities, organizations and sports teams. In 2014, Justice D'Amours became a founding member of Sasha's Park, a non-profit organization dedicated to building a fully accessible municipal park.

Chief Justice Lise Maisonneuve has assigned Justice D'Amours to preside in L'Orignal.

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