The Honourable Michel Bastarache, C.C.,Q.C.
Me Michel Bastarache was a judge of the Supreme Court of Canada from 1997 to 2008, after sitting on the Court of Appeal of New Brunswick. He had previously practiced at a number of law firms, been Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Moncton and President and CEO of the Assumption Mutual Life Insurance Company. Since his departure from the Supreme Court he was legal counsel at Heenan Blaikie and sat as a member of the Interim Constitutional Court of Kenya. He is an Associate Professor in the Law Faculty of the University of Moncton and Adjunct Professor in the Law Faculty of the University of Ottawa. Today he is a sole practitioner of law and in 2015 was named to the Administrative Tribunal of the Organization of American States in Washington. Me Bastarache is a member of the Ordre des francophones d’Amérique, was inducted as a Companion of the Order of Canada and Commander of the Ordre la Pléiade and Officier de la Légion d’honneur (France). Editor, author and co-author of several works and numerous publications on Law, Me Bastarache holds LL.L from the Université de Montréal, a Diploma in Public Law from the University of Nice and a Bachelor’s of Law from the University of Ottawa.