Provincial Court of Manitoba

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Provincial Court of Manitoba
EstablishedJanuary 1, 1973; 49 years ago (January 1, 1973)[1]
JurisdictionManitoba
Composition methodProvincial government appointment upon recommendation by a judicial nominating committee
Authorized byThe Provincial Court Act
Appeals toManitoba Court of Appeal
Websitemanitobacourts.mb.ca/provincial-court/
Chief Judge
CurrentlyMargaret I. Wiebe
SinceJuly 10, 2016; 5 years ago (July 10, 2016)
Lead position endsJuly 9, 2023 (July 9, 2023)
Associate Chief Judge
CurrentlyAnne Krahn
SinceSeptember 9, 2015; 6 years ago (September 9, 2015)
Lead position endsSeptember 8, 2022 (September 8, 2022)
Associate Chief Judge
CurrentlyTracey M. Lord
SinceJuly 2, 2019; 3 years ago (July 2, 2019)
Lead position endsJuly 1, 2026 (July 1, 2026)

The Provincial Court of Manitoba (French: Cour provinciale du Manitoba) is the lower trial court of the Province of Manitoba. It has mainly a criminal jurisdiction, as well as limited concurrent jurisdiction with the Court of Queen’s Bench in matters of family law that originate outside of Winnipeg.[2]

It also hears all Youth Court cases in the province; all provincial statute cases, such as those under The Highway Traffic Act and The Liquor Control Act; presides over inquests under The Fatality Inquiries Act; and reviews alleged police misconduct under The Law Enforcement Review Act.[2]

Over 95% of all criminal cases in Manitoba take place in the Provincial Court.[2]

Judges[edit]

Current judges[edit]

Judges of the Provincial Court are appointed by Order-in-Council of the Province of Manitoba upon the recommendation of a judicial nominating committee, which is composed of the Chief Judge, three citizens appointed by the provincial government, the President of the Law Society of Manitoba, the President of the Manitoba Bar Association, and a representative of the Provincial Court judges.[2]

Current justices, as of May 2021[3]
Judge Position Designation/term of current position Appointment to the Provincial Court Court centre
Margaret I. Wiebe Chief Judge July 10, 2016 – July 9, 2023 December 12, 2012 Winnipeg
Anne Krahn Associate Chief Judge September 9, 2015 – September 8, 2022 June 5, 2013 Winnipeg
Tracey M. Lord Associate Chief Judge July 2, 2019 – July 1, 2026 November 19, 2008 Winnipeg
Malcolm W. McDonald Associate Chief Judge August 1, 2020 – July 31, 2027 February 3, 2010 The Pas
Marvin Garfinkel Senior Judge July 31, 2014 December 5, 1979 Winnipeg
Brian Corrin Senior Judge February 10, 2020 March 4, 1988 Winnipeg
Brian G. Colli Senior Judge July 2, 2014 September 21, 1994 Thompson
Heather R. Pullan Judge December 21, 1994 Winnipeg
Brent Stewart(Senior Judge) Senior Judge June 9, 2020 April 15, 1998 Winnipeg
Raymond E. Wyant Senior Judge September 16, 2014
  • May 20, 1998
  • July 10, 2002 – July 9, 2009 (Chief Judge)
Winnipeg
Sidney B. Lerner Judge August 4, 1999 Winnipeg
Lynn A. Stannard Senior Judge February 6, 2018 August 4, 1999 Winnipeg
Marva Smith Senior Judge August 14, 2012 October 27, 1999 Winnipeg
Judith A. Elliott Senior Judge December 21, 2012 July 26, 2000 Winnipeg
Mary Kate Harvie Judge
  • July 26, 2000
  • September 18, 2002 – September 17, 2009 (Assoc. Chief Judge)
Winnipeg
Kathlyn Curtis Senior Judge April 19, 2013 February 28, 2001 Winnipeg
Murray Thompson Judge
  • March 26, 2003
  • August 2, 2006 – August 1, 2013 (Assoc. Chief Judge)
Winnipeg
John Combs Senior Judge March 4, 2021 March 26, 2003 Brandon
Timothy Preston Senior Judge June 2, 2015 April 30, 2003 Winnipeg
Kelly Moar Judge April 13, 2005 Winnipeg
Robin Finlayson Senior Judge August 23, 2018 January 31, 2006 Winnipeg
Catherine Carlson[4] Judge November 22, 2006 Winnipeg
Rocky Pollack Senior Judge January 2, 2019 December 14, 2006 Winnipeg
Doreen Redhead Judge April 4, 2007 Thompson
Lee Ann M. Martin[5] Judge September 17, 2007 Winnipeg
Jean McBride[6] Judge June 18, 2008 Portage la Prairie
Wanda M. Garreck Judge November 19, 2008 Winnipeg
Shauna Hewitt-Michta Judge
  • January 29, 2009
  • August 2, 2013 – August 1, 2020 (Assoc. Chief Judge)
Brandon
Herbert Lawrence Allen Judge January 29, 2009 Winnipeg
Sandra L. Chapman Judge August 4, 2009 Winnipeg
Robert M. Heinrichs Judge September 1, 2009 Winnipeg
Dale C. Schille Senior Judge March 23, 2021 May 19, 2010 Winnipeg
Donald R. Slough Senior Judge February 7, 2020 July 28, 2010 Winnipeg
Cynthia A. Devine Judge July 23, 2012 Winnipeg
Timothy J. P. Killeen Judge July 23, 2012 Winnipeg
Donovan J. Dvorak Judge February 27, 2013 Brandon
Dale Harvey Senior Judge November 6, 2020 July 10, 2013 Winnipeg
Catherine Hembroff Judge July 16, 2014 Thompson
Alain Huberdeau Judge September 24, 2014 Winnipeg
Ryan Rolston Judge December 17, 2014 Winnipeg
Lindy Choy Judge April 29, 2015 Winnipeg
Kael McKenzie Judge December 17, 2015 Winnipeg
Todd Allen Rambow Judge December 7, 2016 Thompson
Julie Frederickson Judge February 13, 2018 Winnipeg
Kusham Sharma Judge February 13, 2018 Winnipeg
Theresa McDonald Judge October 10, 2018 The Pas
Keith Eyrikson Judge March 6, 2019 Winnipeg
Victoria Cornick Judge August 7, 2019 Winnipeg
Antonio (Tony) Cellitti Judge August 7, 2019 Winnipeg
Stacy Cawley Judge November 21, 2019 Winnipeg
Geoffrey H. Bayly Judge February 19, 2020 Dauphin
Christina L. Cheater Judge February 19, 2020 Dauphin
Cindy Sholdice Judge September 30, 2020 Winnipeg
Samuel Raposo Judge September 30, 2020 Winnipeg
Dave Mann Judge October 28, 2020 Winnipeg
Patrick Sullivan Judge February 4, 2021 Brandon

Former judges[edit]

Name Appointment/duration Judicial centre Appointed by Previous position(s)
Judith Webster 1988–2006 (Chief Judge: 1993–2001) Winnipeg PC
Howard Collerman July 1, 1975 – January 4, 2008 Winnipeg NDP
Theodore J. Lismer[7][8] January 17, 1977 – July 31, 2017 Winnipeg NDP Private practice (1954 to 1977)
Ronald J. Meyers November 1, 1977 – January 4, 2010 Winnipeg PC
Marvin F. Garfinkel[9] December 5, 1979 – June 2014 Winnipeg PC
Charles K. Newcombe[10] February 1, 1980 – 2008 Winnipeg PC
Susan V. Devine[11] March 4, 1988 – September 1, 2010 Winnipeg NDP
Linda M. Giesbrecht[12] March 4, 1988 – 2010 Winnipeg NDP
Richard W. Thompson January 28, 1987 Dauphin NDP
Brian M. Corrin March 4, 1988 Winnipeg NDP
John P. Guy May 15, 1989 Winnipeg PC
Roger J. C. Gregoire January 16, 1991 The Pas PC
Krystyna D. Tarwid July 6, 1994 Brandon PC
Robert G. Cummings September 28, 1994 Portage la Prairie PC
Fred H. Sandhu April 30, 2003 Winnipeg NDP
Kenneth Champagne April 13, 2005 Winnipeg NDP
Christine Harapiak April 13, 2005 Dauphin NDP
Janice leMaistre[4] November 23, 2006 Winnipeg NDP
Rodney Garson December 15, 2006 Winnipeg NDP
Patti-Anne L. Umpherville[5] September 17, 2007 Winnipeg NDP
Carena Roller[5] September 17, 2007 Winnipeg NDP
Michel L.J. Chartier[5] September 17, 2007 Winnipeg NDP
Lee Ann M. Martin September 17, 2007 Winnipeg NDP
Judge Jean McBride June 18, 2008 Portage la Prairie NDP

Judicial Justices of the Peace[edit]

Judicial Justices of the Peace conduct trials; conduct sentencing hearings under The Provincial Offences Act, including matters relating to the Highway Traffic Act; conduct hearings regarding protection orders under The Domestic Violence and Stalking Act; consider the issuance of search warrants and production orders; and consider applications for judicial interim release.[13]

Judicial Justices of the Peace are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council upon the recommendation of a nominating committee.[13]

Judicial Justices of the Peace, as of October 2020[14]
Judicial Justice of the Peace Date of Appointment Court Centre
Dennis M. Chambers (Senior JJP)
  • May 17, 2006
  • July 19, 2018 (Senior Judicial Justice of the Peach)
Selkirk
Judeta A. Cohn May 17, 2006 Winnipeg
Weldon T. Klassen May 17, 2006 Winnipeg
Angela H. Moyer Kintop May 17, 2006 Selkirk
Myriam P. Rosset (Senior JJP)
  • May 17, 2006
  • June 23, 2020 (Senior Judicial Justice of the Peace)
Winnipeg
Leslee M. Verhelst May 17, 2006 Brandon
Benji Harvey (Senior JJP)
  • May 17, 2006
  • October 11, 2017 (Senior Judicial Justice of the Peace)
Winnipeg
Helen Ann Karr (Senior JJP)
  • May 17, 2006
  • October 19, 2017 (Senior Judicial Justice of the Peace)
Winnipeg
Boyd E. Lischenski February 10, 2010 Winnipeg
Beverley Lorraine Scharikow (Senior JJP)
  • December 8, 2010
  • May 24, 2018 (Senior Judicial Justice of the Peace)
Winnipeg
Monique C. Allard October 16, 2013 Portage la Prairie
Shannon Becker June 11, 2014 Thompson
Alana Schiller September 9, 2014 Thompson
Nettie Cuthbert-Buchanan (Administrative JJP)
  • December 17, 2014
  • January 17, 2018 (Administrative Judicial Justice of the Peace)
Winnipeg
Karen Oxenforth December 17, 2014 Winnipeg
Monique Navitka June 1, 2016 Winnipeg
Linda Dawson June 1, 2016 Dauphin
Susanne Mymko February 22, 2017 Brandon
Roxanne Desrosiers February 22, 2017 Winnipeg
Gregory Jowett February 22, 2017 Winnipeg
Alicia Schnell February 22, 2017 Winnipeg
Ashley-Dawn (A.D.) Zallack February 22, 2017 Winnipeg
Shawna Goy April 5, 2017 Winnipeg
Darlene Baker November 21, 2018 Winnipeg
Lisa Pillipow May 8, 2019 The Pas
Katrina Trask September 30, 2020 Winnipeg

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Memorable Manitobans: Judges of Manitoba".
  2. ^ a b c d "About the Provincial Court - Manitoba Courts". www.manitobacourts.mb.ca. Retrieved 2021-07-26.
  3. ^ "Judges - Manitoba Courts". www.manitobacourts.mb.ca. Retrieved 2021-07-26.
  4. ^ a b "TWO NEW JUDGES APPOINTED TO PROVINCIAL COURT". Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d "FOUR NEW JUDGES APPOINTED TO PROVINCIAL COURT". Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  6. ^ "NEW JUDGE APPOINTED TO PROVINCIAL COURT IN PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE". Retrieved 3 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Lismer Appointed" (PDF). Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Order in Council" (PDF). Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  9. ^ (PDF) http://www.manitobacourts.mb.ca/site/assets/files/1541/annual_report_2014-2015_-_final.pdf. Retrieved 10 July 2018. {{cite news}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ "CHARLES KENNING NEWCOMBE". Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  11. ^ (PDF) http://www.manitobacourts.mb.ca/site/assets/files/1541/annual_report_2009-2010-1.pdf. Retrieved 10 July 2018. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  12. ^ "Lives Lived: Linda Giesbrecht, 60". Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  13. ^ a b http://www.manitobacourts.mb.ca/site/assets/files/1541/mb_prov_court-18-19_ann_report-web.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  14. ^ "Judicial Justices of the Peace - Manitoba Courts". www.manitobacourts.mb.ca. Retrieved 2021-07-26.

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