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.
Mathieu Poirier joins the Firm Management team as the new Managing Partner, Moncton, taking this role over from Christopher Stewart, who was appointed to the position in 2014. With a business degree from Université de…Read More
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…Read More
Halifax partner John McFarlane, QC, has been presented with a certificate of achievement by the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society to celebrate his five decades in law. John began his career at the Firm in 1968,…Read More
We are pleased to welcome Charlottetown partner Gary Demeulenaere back to the Firm. With a practice focusing on the areas of civil and commercial litigation, bankruptcy, receivership and insolvency, insurance, alternative dispute resolution and real…Read More
Saint John partner Cynthia Benson has been appointed Queen’s Counsel, following a formal ceremony at the New Brunswick Legislature this week. Recipients of this accolade demonstrate outstanding professional integrity, and have made great contributions to…Read More
Charlottetown partner Jonathan Coady has received the prestigious Queen’s Counsel designation. The distinction of Queen’s Counsel is given to experienced lawyers in recognition of their commitment to the legal profession and contributions to their communities.…Read More
Halifax partner Lawrence Freeman, QC, has been elected as the new Saint Mary’s University (“SMU”) Board of Governors Chair. Larry has been a part of this board for more than ten years and previously served…Read More