“Her Majesty’s Counsel, learned in the law, for the Province of Alberta”
The designation of Queen’s Counsel was bestowed recently on some members of the Alberta Bar. Though the tradition of recognizing outstanding expertise, work and contributions in a lawyer’s public life has ceased in some Canadian jurisdictions, being appointed a QC is worthy of congratulations.
Quebec stopped making Queen’s Counsel appointments in 1976, and Ontario stopped the practice in 1985. The federal government discontinued federal Queen’s Counsel appointments in 1993.