Two former Stewart McKelvey partners appointed to Order of Canada
The Honourable James Cowan, CM, QC, and The Honourable Donald Oliver, CM, QC, are among the 77 individuals to be appointed to the Order of Canada, as recently announced by Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada. This designation, established in 1967, is one of Canada’s highest honours, and is given to those who have shaped their society through innovation, imagination and compassion.
Jim and Don, who both practiced in the Halifax office, were inducted for their community efforts and civic engagement. Senator Cowan, who retired from the Firm December 31, 2019, continues to champion human rights related to medically assisted dying, genetic discrimination and mental health, while Senator Oliver promotes inclusion and diversity in Canada, as an educator and active community member.
We are pleased to congratulate St. John’s Partner Joe Thorne on his appointment as President of the Newfoundland and Labrador branch of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA NL), effective September 1, 2022. With a wide-ranging…Read More
In the latest edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Canada, 87 lawyers from Stewart McKelvey are listed as leaders in 45 different practice areas. Eighteen of these individuals have also been recognized as a Best Lawyers™ 2023…Read More
We are pleased to announce that St. John’s Partner, Rodney Zdebiak, has been awarded the Honourable Robert Wells, QC Award in recognition of his valuable contributions to community. A respected member of the legal community…Read More
We are pleased to announce that James LeMesurier, QC, Partner in the Saint John office, has been elected as Chair of the Harbour (TD) Station Commission, which is responsible for the operation of the TD…Read More
Congratulations to Halifax lawyer, Sheree Conlon, QC, on being appointed to the Executive Committee of The Advocates’ Society. The Advocates’ Society (“Society”) serves as the voice of advocates within the justice system in Canada.…Read More
We are pleased to announce Charlottetown Partner Janet Clark, CPHR, as the 2022 recipient of the Philippa Samworth Award for Advancement of Women in the Legal Profession from Canadian Defence Lawyers (CDL). With a practice…Read More
Following bar admission ceremonies last week, we are pleased to welcome two new lawyers to our office in Newfoundland and Labrador. Chelsea Drodge and Josh Merrigan have joined our St. John’s team as new Associates.Read More
Following bar admission ceremonies this week in Nova Scotia, we are pleased to congratulate our Articled Clerks on the next stage of their career, and we welcome Folu Adesanya, Rachel Abi Daoud, Eyoab Begashaw, Hannah…Read More
Following bar admission ceremonies this week in New Brunswick, we are pleased to congratulate our Articled Clerks on the next stage of their career, and we welcome Tiffany Anderson (Fredericton), Tristian Gaudet (Moncton), and Katherine McCarthy (Saint John) as…Read More
Following bar admission ceremonies this week and last, we are pleased to welcome two new lawyers to our offices on Prince Edward Island. Zach Geldert and Cullen Mullaly have joined our Charlottetown team as new Associates.Read More