Prime Minister announces appointment of new Chief Justice of Saskatchewan

Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan

The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced the appointment of the Honourable Robert Leurer, a judge of the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan, as the new Chief Justice of Saskatchewan.

Chief Justice Leurer replaces the Honourable Robert G. Richards, who retired effective August 31, 2023.

“The Honourable Robert Leurer is a highly respected member of Saskatchewan and Canada’s legal community. As he takes on his new role as Chief Justice of Saskatchewan, I wish him continued success. I know he brings a wealth of experience to the position and will continue to serve the people of Saskatchewan well.”

— The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

Quick Facts

  • Chief Justices and Associate Chief Justices in Canada are responsible for the leadership and administration of their courts. They also serve as members of the Canadian Judicial Council, which works to improve the quality of judicial services in the superior courts of Canada.
  • Chief Justices and Associate Chief Justices are appointed by the Governor General on the advice of Cabinet and the recommendation of the Prime Minister.


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