Canadian Superior Court Judges Association

Governance and Executive Officers

The Association is administered by a board of directors made up of a member resident in each of the provinces and territories and a representative of the Federal Court of Canada and the Tax Court of Canada. Members elect a director to represent their particular province or court. The board meets at least three times a year.

The executive committee consists of the president, past president, vice-president, treasurer and secretary, all selected annually by the members of the board of directors. By tradition, at least one member of the executive committee is a judge of the Superior Court or the Court of Appeal of Quebec. A council of between 20 and 60 Association members, each elected to a two-year term, meets at least once a year and assists the board in governing the Association.

Executive Committee:

The Hon. Madam Justice Susan Himel
Ontario Court (General Division)
Toronto, ON

The Hon. Madam Justice Julie Dutil
Quebec Court of Appeal
Quebec, QC

The Hon. Mr. Justice Marc Richard
Past President
Court of Appeal of New Brunswick
Fredericton, NB

The Hon. Mr. Justice Terrance Clackson
Alberta Court of Queen's Bench
Edmonton, AB

The Hon. Mr. Justice Thomas A. Heeney
Superior Court of Justice
London, ON

Frank E. McArdle
Executive Director
Ottawa, ON


Justice Darin Chow   SK
Justice Terry Clackson   AB
Justice Tom Cyr   NB
Justice Julie Dutil   QC
Justice James Edmond   NB
Justice Kristine Eidsvik   AB
Justice Joel Groves   BC
Justice Thomas Heeney   ON
Justice Susan Himel   ON
Justice Mona Lynch   NS
Justice Mark McEwan   BC
Justice John Mitchell   PE
Justice Michele Monast   QC
Justice Brent Paris   TC
Justice Michel Pinsonnault   QC
Justice Marc Richard   NB
Justice Shannon Smallwood   NWT
Justice Robert Smith   ON
Justice Robert Stack   NL