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.
Deanne MacLeod, Partner in our Halifax office, has been appointed King’s Counsel. The announcement was made earlier this week by Justice Minister and Attorney General of Nova Scotia, Brad Johns. This prestigious honour is awarded…Read More
Congratulations to Chief Executive Officer & Managing Partner, Lydia Bugden, K.C., on her recent appointment to the Board of Directors of Net Zero Atlantic. Net Zero Atlantic strives to bring together senior leaders and decision makers…Read More
In concert with The Housing Trust of Nova Scotia, the Province recently announced significant support for housing options for healthcare workers. An $8 million investment in transitional, modular housing projects will help provide housing for…Read More
Stewart McKelvey is pleased to announce the following eight lawyers who will be admitted as Partners, effective January 1, 2023: Charlottetown Donald Cameron Dalton McGuinty, Jr. Halifax Kyle Hartlen Daniel MacKenzie Dante Manna Christena McIsaac…Read More
We are pleased to share that Halifax Partner Grant Machum, ICD.D, has been appointed Chair of the Board of Governors of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. Grant has served on the Board since 2020…Read More
Perlene Morrison, Partner in our Charlottetown office, has been appointed King’s Counsel. The announcement was made December 5 by Justice and Public Safety Minister and Attorney General of Prince Edward Island, Darlene Compton. This prestigious honour recognizes exemplary lawyers for…Read More
Honouring excellence in the field of business law and litigation across Canada, Burtley Francis, partner in our Halifax office, is a 2022 recipient of the Lexpert® Rising Star: Leading Lawyer Under 40 award. Winners of this award have…Read More
Following bar admissions today in Nova Scotia, we are pleased to congratulate our Articled Clerks on the next stage of their career, and we welcome Annelise Harnanan and Nikolas Shymko as new Associates in our…Read More
Managing Partner of our Saint John office, Clarence Bennett, has been appointed King’s Counsel, as announced by Lt.-Gov. Brenda Murphy earlier this week. This prestigious honour is given to those who have demonstrated outstanding practice, shown integrity and leadership,…Read More
Congratulations to James LeMesurier, K.C., Partner in our Saint John office, on his induction as a Fellow of the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers, at their recent Induction Dinner in Washington, DC. The first…Read More