Keith Boswell appointed a federal court judge

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Keith Boswell

Keith Boswell has been appointed a judge of the federal court, Attorney General Peter MacKay has announced.

Boswell, a lawyer with Stewart McKelvey in Charlottetown, will replace Justice J.A. O’Keefe, who elected to become a supernumerary judge.

Boswell’s appointment is effective June 30.

Boswell, who lives in Victoria, received a Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1983. He was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1985 and to the Bar of Prince Edward Island in 1987. He was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2005.

Boswell has practised with Stewart McKelvey in Charlottetown since 1988.

Prior to that, he was an associate with Dean Shaw Law Office and McMillan Binch (now McMillan LLP) in Toronto. His main areas of practice were business law, corporate law and commercial law.

Boswell has served as an executive and committee member of the Law Society of Prince Edward Island, the Federation of Law Societies of Canada, the Canadian Lawyers Insurance Association Advisory Board, and the Prince Edward Island Branch of the Canadian Bar Association.

Boswell has been a card-carrying Conservative for nearly three decades and past president of the Progressive Conservative Association of P.E.I.

Organizations: Queen's, Lawyers Insurance Association Advisory Board, Prince Edward Island Branch of the Canadian Bar Association.Boswell Progressive Conservative Association of P.E.I.

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Victoria, Ontario Toronto Prince Edward Island Canada

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  • past president
    June 16, 2014 - 09:16

    these prizes - 'awards' are what keeps lawyers nosing around the political parties, --- some get hit by IRAC others by the BIG ONE, judge of 'anything' court, all provide a lifetime of comfort and a salary and pension beyond any ones imagination. A true plum.

    • You too
      June 16, 2014 - 10:10

      And you too could have a salary and pension if you elected to educate yourself - spend years in University and work hard.

  • intobed
    June 15, 2014 - 21:02

    Just more proof that the PEI Conservatives are just a provincial version of the Harper Reform party. No "Progressive Conservatives" left among them.

    • apples
      June 16, 2014 - 11:59

      What is your point? Congratulations Keith, I know you will be a good fair Judge. .