Government of Canada announces a judicial appointment in the province of British Columbia

OTTAWA, ON, July 3, 2020 /CNW/ - The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment under the judicial application process established in 2016. This process emphasizes transparency, merit, and diversity, and will continue to ensure the appointment of jurists who meet the highest standards of excellence and integrity.Lindsay M. Lyster, Q.C., partner at Moore Edgar Lyster LLP in Vancouver, is appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia. Madam Justice Lyster replaces Mr. Justice A.H. Silverman (Vancouver), who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective November 26, 2019.BiographyJustice Lindsay M. Lyster, Q.C.,A was born in Armstrong, B.C. and grew up on the family ranch with her sisters, Kim and Lea.A  She received her B.A. in History from the University of Victoria in 1986 and her LL.B. from the University of British Columbia in 1991, graduating as the Gold Medalist.A A  Madam Justice Lyster served as law clerk to the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin at the Supreme Court of Canada. She then articled and was an associate at Heenan Blaikie in Vancouver, where she practised labour and public law.A  In 2002, she became a member of the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal, where she applied her passion for human rights to the adjudication and mediation of human rights complaints. In 2010, she joined what soon became Moore Edgar Lyster LLP, where she practised labour, administrative and human rights law. Justice Lyster appeared before all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada. She was honoured to be appointed Queen's Counsel in 2018.
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