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British Columbia appoints five provincial court judges

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British Columbia appoints five provincial court judges

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Ministry of Attorney General
Government Communications and Public Engagement
250 953-3677
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Ministry of Attorney General
Government Communications and Public Engagement
250 953-3677

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Provincial court judge biographies

Judge Mariane Ruth Armstrong received an LLB from Dalhousie University. She has worked as Crown counsel for the Criminal Justice Branch in Salmon Arm and Vernon from 1989 to 2005 and from 2006 to the present. She currently serves as administrative Crown counsel for Salmon Arm. She will be assigned to Kamloops in the Interior Region.

Judge Michelle Daneliuk received a bachelor of laws from the University of Alberta. She worked as a criminal defence lawyer in Edmonton for 10 years before relocating to Victoria in 2005, where she established an office as a sole practitioner in criminal law. Her practice has primarily consisted of large cases involving multiple defendants. She will be assigned to Penticton in the Interior Region.

Judge Wilfred Klinger is being re-appointed for a one-year term as a senior judge. He was initially appointed as a judge in 1979 and became a senior judge in 2009. Klinger’s appointment is to address immediate short-term needs of the court, and he will sit throughout the province.

Judge William Gordon MacDonald is being re-appointed for a one-year term. He has served as a judge since 1982 and became a senior judge in 2009.  MacDonald’s appointment is to address immediate short-term needs of the court, and he will sit throughout the province.

Judge Monica McParland earned an LLB cum laude from the University of Ottawa in 1998. She has held positions as federal and provincial Crown counsel. She joined Pushor Mitchell LLP in Kelowna where she was initially an agent for the federal Crown conducting drug prosecutions. In March 2014, she shifted her practice area to family law. She will be assigned to Kelowna in the Interior Region.

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