B. C. receives first Indigenous chief of justice for Court of Appeals

VICTORIA, B. C.-In December, Leonard Marchand was named as the first Indigenous person to be appointed as the chief justice for the Court of Appeal in British Columbia. He will also serve as chief justice on the Yukon Court of Appeal.

A member of the Okanagan Indian Band, part of the Syilx Nation, Marchand began his practice as a lawyer in Kamloops, B.C., where his practice included pursuing civil claims of historic child abuse in institutional settings, and he represented many residential school survivors. He was a negotiator of and signatory to the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agree...

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