Gerald J. Rip
|Gerald J. Rip|
|Chief Justice, Tax Court of Canada|
July 15, 2008
|Appointed by||Stephen Harper|
|Preceded by||Donald G.H. Bowman|
|Alma mater||Sir George Williams University
1962 Bachelor of Arts
University of Montreal
1965 Bachelor of Law
Term as a lawyer
Rip was called to the Bar of Quebec in 1966, and was named Special Assistant to the Minister of Justice the following year. He joined the Department of Justice and focused on tax litigation until 1972.
Term as a judge
Rip was appointed Associate Chief Justice of the Tax Court in September 2006, and was named Chief Justice on July 15, 2008. The appointment, by Stephen Harper, saw Rip replace Donald G.H. Bowman, and Rip's own role was filled by Eugene Rossiter. When his official portrait, painted by Cyril Leeper, was unveiled in the Supreme Court of Canada's Great Hall, Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin commissioned the same artist to paint her own portrait.
- Lumley, Elizabeth. "Canadian Who's Who", 2003. Entry "Rip, Hon. Gerald J."
- Tax Court of Canada, Chief Justice - Gerald J. Rip
- Tax Court of Canada, Current Judges
- Law Society of Upper Canada, Photo Gallery - Toronto 2005
- CPTS, Conference Agenda, 2007
- Canadian Tax Foundation, Pre-hearing conferences in the Tax Court of Canada, June 15, 2009
- Canada News Centre, Prime Minister Harper announces two appointments to the Tax Court of Canada, July, 2008
- Weatherall, Sharon. Barrie Examiner, Painter's portraits mirror real life, July 2009
- Golombek, Jamie. Advisor.ca, Interpreting Law, February 2, 2009
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