“First Member of Atlantic Canada’s Mi’kmaq Community to Be Appointed Judge”

On September 9th, 2010, a historic judicial appointment occurred in Nova Scotia when Timothy Gabriel was appointed judge to the Family and Provincial courts in Nova Scotia. A graduate of Dalhousie Law School (nee Schulich School of Law), practicing for 27 years and a member of the St. Georges Bay Indian Band in Newfoundland and soon to be member of Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band. The Nova Scotia Courts announcement welcoming Judge Gabriel to the Courts provides more detail. Judge Gabriel is to be sworn in on October 15th and the ceremony can viewed via webcast.

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