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Justice Éric Hardy and Maxime Roy appointed to key judicial roles in Quebec

by HR Law Canada

Justice Éric Hardy has been promoted to the Court of Appeal of Quebec, while Maxime Roy has been appointed to the Superior Court of Quebec, the Hon. Arif Virani, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced today.

Justice Hardy, who previously served as a Judge of the Superior Court of Quebec in the district of Québec, will fill the position authorized by the Budget Implementation Act, 2022, No.1. As he moves to his new role, he will be replaced by Justice Roy, a Partner at Roy & Charbonneau Avocats in Québec. Justice Roy’s appointment takes effect as of October 6, 2023.

“I wish Justices Hardy and Roy every success as they take on their new roles. I am confident they will serve Quebecers well as members of the Court of Appeal and the Superior Court of Quebec,” stated Minister Virani.

Justice Hardy brings extensive experience to his new position. He began his career in commercial litigation in 1990 at the Montreal law firm of Phillips & Vineberg (now Davies). He later practiced with Ogilvy Renault (now Norton Rose Fulbright) in Québec City, covering various legal domains, including insurance, civil and professional liability, and environmental law. He has represented clients before all judicial levels in Quebec and even the Supreme Court of Canada. Beyond his litigation work, Justice Hardy has played a pivotal role in mentoring young lawyers and advocating for simplified proceedings to enhance access to justice.

On the other hand, Justice Roy, a native of Arvida in the Saguenay area, has predominantly focused on criminal law during his tenure at the firm now known as Roy & Charbonneau Avocats. He has been the Managing Partner since 2016, leading significant cases and supporting numerous crime victims. His contributions to the legal field have been recognized with accolades like the best litigant award in 2004 and the Louis-Philippe Pigeon prize in 2014. Additionally, Justice Roy has actively engaged in educational and professional endeavors, teaching at the École du Barreau and contributing to several committees focused on judicial efficiency.

Outside of the courtroom, Justice Roy enjoys outdoor activities, including trail running, cycling, and skiing. He values spending quality moments with his partner, Cindy Boulanger-Gobeil, and their young son, Laurent Roy.

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