The Honourable Yvan Roy

The Honourable Yvan Roy

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Yvan Roy is a Judge of the Federal Court of Canada since December 12, 2012. That appointment also makes him an ex officio member of the Federal Court of Appeal.

Mr. Justice Roy received a Bachelor of Civil Law degree from the Université de Montréal in 1976, and was admitted to the Barreau du Québec in 1977. He attended the École des hautes études commerciales where he obtained a Master of Business Administration in 1981.

Just before his appointment, Mr. Justice Roy was Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet, responsible for legislative and House planning as well as machinery of government. He was also Counsel to the Clerk of the Privy Council. From 2001 to 2006, he was Assistant Deputy Minister, Central Agencies Portfolio, and counsel to the Department of Justice and also Assistant Deputy Minister at the Department of Finance. He was a Senior General Counsel with the Criminal Policy Section of the Department of Justice from 1994 to 2001, after serving as General Counsel in various capacities at Justice from 1987 to 1994. He practiced with the Department’s Quebec Regional Office in Montreal from 1982 to 1986 and with Legal Services of the Montreal Urban Community from 1977 to 1979.

Mr. Justice Roy has been an instructor for the École du Barreau du Québec. He was a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law. He also taught at the Université du Québec à Montréal. He has headed Canadian delegations to various international events, as well as being a frequent conference speaker in Canada and abroad.

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