26 April 2010
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the appointment of the Honourable Anne W. MacKenzie, a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, as Associate Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia. She replaces the Honourable Justice Patrick Dohm, who retired on April 16.
After receiving a bachelor of arts degree from the University of British Columbia in 1973, Associate Chief Justice MacKenzie completed a bachelor of laws in 1977. She was called to the British Columbia Bar in 1978. In 1990, she was appointed to the Provincial Court of British Columbia, and was elevated to the Supreme Court of British Columbia in 1996.
Associate Chief Justice MacKenzie is an active and long-time member of the British Columbia Supreme Court’s Criminal Law Committee, and has served on the Executive Committee of the Court. She has participated regularly in the Court’s annual education programs, trial advocacy and Continuing Legal Education programs. In addition, she regularly presides over French language trials.
This appointment is effective immediately.