Tribunal Members

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The Tribunal is currently chaired by the Honourable Martine St-Louis, a judge of Federal Court. She was appointed Chairperson on December 21, 2016 for a term of five years. Her appointment has been renewed until February 24, 2027. The Honorable Ann Marie McDonald is also Judge of the Federal Court and a current member of the Tribunal.

Photo: The Honourable Martine St-Louis

The Honourable Martine St-Louis

She obtained a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Montreal in 1987 and was admitted to the Barreau du Quebec in 1988. She practised with Ogilvy Renault (Norton Rose) from 1991 to 2000, with Heenan Blaikie from 2000 to 2001 and with McCarthy Tétrault from 2001 to April 2014. Her main areas of practice were immigration law, administration law, labour law and constitutional law.

Madam Justice St-Louis has been active with numerous professional organizations, including the Canadian Bar Association, the International Bar Association and the Association des avocats et avocates en droit de l'immigration.

On April 11, 2014, she was appointed Judge of the Federal Court and on June 3, 2015 she was appointed as a Member of the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Tribunal.

Photo: The Honourable Ann Marie McDonald

The Honourable Ann Marie McDonald

Madam Justice McDonald received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1991 and a Bachelor of Laws in 1993 from the University of New Brunswick. She was admitted to the Bar of New Brunswick in 1994.

At the time of her appointment to the Federal Court in September 2015, Madam Justice McDonald was the Deputy Managing Partner of the Atlantic Canadian Law firm McInnes Cooper. Her law practice focused primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, employment law, administrative law, and regulatory matters. She appeared before the Courts in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Ontario and the Federal Court of Appeal. She also appeared before various administrative tribunals and regulatory bodies.

In her legal practice, Madam Justice McDonald was a strong proponent of legal project management, and in 2010 she earned the Project Management Professional (PMP) designation from the International Project Management Institute. At that time, she was one of the few lawyers in Canada to hold this designation.

On September 1, 2015, she was appointed Judge of the Federal Court and on February 25, 2022, she was appointed as a Member of the Public Servants Disclosure Protection Tribunal.

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