OTTAWA, February 6,
2015 – The Honourable Peter MacKay, P.C.,
Q.C., M.P. for Central Nova, Minister of Justice and Attorney
General of Canada, today announced the following
The Honourable Dominique
Lafleur, a lawyer with KPMG in Montreal is appointed a
judge of the Tax Court of Canada to replace Madam Justice L.
Lamarre, who has been appointed Associate Chief Justice of the Tax
Court of Canada.
Madam Justice Lafleur received a
Bachelor of Laws from the University of Montréal in 1989 and
a Master's degree in Taxation from the University of Sherbrooke
in 1993. She was admitted to the Bar of Quebec in 1990.
Madam Justice Lafleur had been a
lawyer with KPMG in Montreal since 2014. Prior to that, she had
been counsel with Heenan Blaikie LLP, LLC in Montréal
(1996-2014) and with Mendelson Rosentzveig Schacter (1991-96)
working in the area of taxation. She had been a member of the
consultative committee and Chair of Taxation and Public Finance at
the University of Sherbrooke since 2006 and had been a speaker at
study sessions and conferences on taxation for the Canadian Tax
The Honourable Sylvain
Ouimet, a lawyer with the Department of Justice Canada in
Ottawa and Montreal is appointed a judge of the Tax Court of Canada
to replace Mr. Justice P. Bédard, who resigned effective
August 31, 2014.
Mr. Justice Ouimet received a
Bachelor in Business Administration (Finance) from
l'Université du Québec à
Montréal in 1993 and a Bachelor of Laws from
l'Université de Montréal in 1997. He also earned
a "Certificat en initiation au droit français"
from l'Université de Poitiers in France in 1996. He
was admitted to the Bar of Quebec in 1999.
Mr. Justice Ouimet had been a
lawyer with the Department of Justice's Ottawa and Montreal
offices working in the area of taxation since 2002. Previously, he
had been a competition law officer for Industry Canada in Gatineau
(2001-02) and an analyst for Laboratoires Abbott
Limitée in Montreal (2000).
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