Quebec Court of Appeal rules in favour of Robert Mainville appointment

Federal court judges who once practised law in Quebec can be appointed to the bench in the province’s court system, the Quebec Court of Appeal has ruled. However, it is unlikely Ottawa will use the manoeuvre as a quick route to the Supreme Court for federal judges.

Five Quebec appeal court judges ruled unanimously that the federal government was entitled to appoint Justice Robert Mainville of the Federal Court of Appeal to the Quebec Court of Appeal.

This content has been updated on March 28, 2015 at 14:03.