Judicial Appointment to the Supreme Court of BC

  • May 12, 2017

From Associate Chief Justice Cullen:

"I am pleased to report that Paul Riley, formerly of the Department of Justice, has been appointed to our court effective today.  

            Thank you."

Associate Chief Justice Cullen
Supreme Court of BC

From the Department of Justice

The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment under the new judicial application process announced on October 20, 2016. The new process emphasizes transparency, merit, and diversity, and will continue to ensure the appointment of jurists who meet the highest standards of excellence and integrity. 

W. Paul Riley, QC, Senior General Counsel with the Public Prosecution Service of Canada, is appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Vancouver. He replaces Madam Justice C.J. Ross, who elected to become a supernumerary judge effective April 1, 2016.

Read the full news release