Mr. Justice Bastarache was appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada in 1997. He graduated with his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Moncton before going on to the University of Montréal, the University of Ottawa and the University of Nice for undergraduate and graduate studies in law. He was called to the New Brunswick bar in 1980. His legal and business career includes appointments as president and thief executive officer
of Assumption Life, as professor of law and dean at the University of Moncton, as director-general for the promotion of official languages, Department of the Secretary of State of Canada, and then as associate dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa. He left the university in 1987 to practise law in Ottawa and Moncton. He is editor and principal author of two books: Language Rights in Canada and Précis du droit des biens réels as well as other publications in collective works and periodicals. He was editor-in-chief of the Canadian Bar Review (since 1998) and is vice-chair of the National Judicial Institute, He was first appointed to the New Brunswick Court of Appeal in 1995 and to the Supreme Court of Canada two years later.
Monday, June 6, College universitaire de Saint-Boniface, 2 p.m.