Harper appoints new chief justice for Ontario Court of Appeal
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, June 13, 2014 5:21PM EDT
TORONTO -- Ontario has a new top judge.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Friday appointed George R. Strathy the chief justice of the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
Strathy had been a judge on the appeals court since April 2013 and replaces Justice Warren K. Winkler, who retired in December.
Harper's office says Strathy had earlier served as a Superior Court judge for five years and had specialized in civil litigation while in private practice.
The appointment is effective immediately.