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NEW JUDGES FOR MOOSE JAW, LA RONGE AND REGINA

Released on September 14, 2007

Saskatchewan has three new Provincial Court judges.

Margaret Gordon of Moosomin has been appointed a judge of the Provincial Court for Moose Jaw; Felicia Daunt of La Ronge has been appointed a judge of the Provincial Court for La Ronge; and Donald Murray Brown of Regina has been appointed a judge of the Provincial Court for Regina.

"The depth and breadth of experience of these three exceptional people will serve them well as they assume their new responsibilities as members of the Provincial Court," Justice Minister Frank Quennell said.

Judge Gordon received her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Saskatchewan in 1976. She practised with the Regina Rural office of the Saskatchewan Legal Aid Commission from 1976 to 1984 before moving to Wapella. Since that time she has practised law in Moosomin and area. She received her Queen's Counsel appointment in 1997. Judge Gordon has been active in her community including involvement with the Wapella Community Development Society, Pipestone Peace and Justice Committee, Saskatchewan Housing Authority in Wapella and local sports organizations. She has been chair of the Water Appeal Board and Moosomin School Division Board. Judge Gordon has been involved with the Canadian Bar Association (Saskatchewan Branch), the Trial Lawyers Association, the Public Legal Education Association and the National Association of Women and the Law.

Judge Daunt received her Bachelor of Laws, with distinction, from the University of Saskatchewan in 1991. She articled in Saskatoon before joining the Saskatchewan Legal Aid Commission in 1992, serving in its La Ronge, Saskatoon and Prince Albert offices until 2000. She then spent three years, writing, filming and editing commercial and dramatic videos, including one that was screened at the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival and the Female Eye Film Festival in Toronto. She returned to Legal Aid in La Ronge in 2003. Judge Daunt is a member of the Saskatchewan Writers Guild, Wild Rice Writers Group and Lac La Ronge Conservancy.

Judge Brown graduated from the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan in 1975 and has been with Public Prosecutions since that time. He was Director of Appeals from 1988 to 2001 when he was appointed Executive Director of Public Prosecutions. Judge Brown has taught extensively in the criminal law field at the Saskatchewan Police College, the Western Canada Crown Conference and the National Criminal Law Program. He was a member of the Canadian Police College Advisory Council on Investigative Excellence. He received his Queen's Counsel appointment in 1991.

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For more information, contact:

Debi McEwen
Justice
Regina
Phone: 306-787-6043
Email: dmcewen@justice.gov.sk.ca

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