The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointments under the judicial application process established in 2016. This process emphasizes transparency, merit, and the diversity of the Canadian population, and will continue to ensure the appointment of jurists who meet the highest standards of excellence and integrity.
R. Lee Akazaki, Partner at Gilbertson Davis LLP in Toronto, is appointed a Judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario in Toronto. Justice Akazaki replaces Justice J. Copeland (Toronto), who was elevated to the Court of Appeal effective March 25, 2022.
Michael Dineen, Counsel at the Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario, Crown Law Office – Criminal in Toronto, is appointed a Judge of the Superior Court of Justice of Ontario in Toronto. Justice Dineen replaces Justice B.A. Conway (Toronto), who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective June 20, 2022.